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50 Shades of Controversy

After much hype, the trailer for the film of the best selling novel "50 Shades of Gray" has finally been released. The film itself isn't out until next year - but the publicity campaign surrounding it has ignited a fierce debate. The book and its sequels by E. L. James have sold more than one hundred million copies. Gail Dines, a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston - and the author of "Pornland - how porn has hijacked our sexuality" and Dee Dee Benkie, a former White House Strategist and now a blogger at Red Girl Salon dot com discuss whether it's great fictional entertainment or if it glorifies violence by powerful men against vulnerable women.

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