The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions 50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey, a series of books and a movie dealing with “deviant” or non-normative sex. And yet, also an internationally top selling book and motion picture box office sensation! We took a group of 23 sex work activists to see 50 Shades of Grey in Cape Town, South Africa. Steve and Steve give a quick rundown on some key lessons learned.

Note: this episode was recorded while Steve and Steve were still in South Africa. Pat will be back next time!

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Music: The Reigning Sound, “Stick Up for Me” courtesy of the Free Music Archive

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50 Shades of Grey Lip Biting