50 nuances de graisse

by Kelvin Smith

The hype around the book and film versions of Fifty Shades of Grey has created much hoo-ha and great financial gain, but the French cartoon version by Jul, available as an animated episode of Silex and the City produced by Jean-Paul Guigue, may be less familiar.

While commentators have been divided about the BDSM themes, the franchise never encountered serious calls for censorship, perhaps indicating that sexuality portrayed as violence is a mainstream mass media message in many societies. Censorship is reserved for more disruptive messages.