This is a classic case of when life imitating art goes wrong. A 19-year-old college student is being accused of raping a classmate and he is being charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 19-year-old Mohammad Hossain was given bail at $500,000 after prosecuting Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr argued that the bionuclear student attacked a woman he’d been intimate with before with tricks he picked up from the S&M-driven film. The problem is one of consent, she argued, the consent that Hossain didn’t obtain from his partner after inviting her to his dorm room where he tied her up with a belt and then filled her mouth with a necktie.
The movie, which has so far grossed over $130 million in the U.S, has been targeted by groups working to prevent domestic abuse, who say it promotes violence against women.