For the next blog, I’ll be turning the page and moving on from the subject of Old Fashioned v. Fifty Shades of Grey (at least for a little bit), but first…
A quick follow up to my last post, which was only half of the story. The other half is that we have been genuinely overwhelmed with an online avalanche of love and support from all over the world (literally). We are not alone. There is quite a large, diverse, and vocal group of hopeful souls out there that longs to see a different kind of love story lifted up… in both the movies and in life.
And finally, to be fair, I was rather impressed by how equitable and objective a good portion of the press coverage actually was. Here is a small sample of what followed our Variety announcement:
This is all incredibly encouraging.
One, because it renews my faith that “the better angels of our nature” still have a fighting chance in this world. And two, it hints at the possibility that not absolutely everyone in the media has bowed his or her knee to the Fifty Shades juggernaut.
We have struck a chord. Awakened something good, I think…
And it’s not just us Ned Flanders of the world that are pushing back or raising valid questions and concerns. In fact, Old Fashioned may indeed have allies (for a wide variety of reasons) that travel far outside of the standard “religioso” circles.
I love this idea. And I do believe that there are a lot of folks out there that, while they may not personally agree with me 100% on every single issue of a religious, theological, or spiritual nature, they do have a sense… a feeling… a conviction that something is askew culturally when a film like Fifty Shades is given such prominence and mainstream media attention.
Here’s to the “better angels” in all of us…