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Melanie Griffith’s Daughter Reveals Candid Revelations Of Parents “Maybe Being Too Open About Sexuality”



Clear Facts

  • Dakota Johnson, the 34-year-old actress, has expressed gratitude for her upbringing in an open-minded household, where she was allowed to explore her own sexuality.
  • Johnson has been candid about her struggles with mental health, stating that she’s become ‘less and less ashamed of it’ over the years.
  • The actress recently discussed the failure of her movie Madame Web, acknowledging that it was a learning experience despite the film’s poor reception.

Dakota Johnson, known for her role in Fifty Shades of Grey, has recently spoken out about her upbringing in a household that was open about sexuality. The actress, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, expressed her gratitude for the freedom she was given to explore her own sexuality.

“I was lucky that I grew up with a mom who was very open – at times maybe too open – about sexuality. But it was always like, whatever you’re into and when you want to have sex, you just let me know and we’ll get birth control,” Johnson told Bustle.

She went on to comment on the progress society has made in terms of sexual and gender freedom, stating, “We’ve progressed so much in some societies, for people to be allowed to say that they feel neither here nor there in terms of gender. That’s an incredible thing. It’s such a leap forward.”

However, Johnson also acknowledged that not all parts of the world are as forward-thinking. “Then there’s Alabama, and Texas, and the rest of the world that is in complete disarray,” she added.

In addition to her thoughts on sexuality, Johnson has been open about her personal struggles with mental health. She has been candid about her experiences with depression and anxiety, and she believes that society still stigmatizes these issues.

“I’ve explored everything, which is such a gift. I’ve started to be less and less ashamed of it. There’s such a weird stigma on depression and mental health. It’s hard,” Johnson shared.

The actress also recently discussed the failure of her movie Madame Web. Despite the film’s poor reception and low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Johnson viewed the experience as a learning opportunity.

“It was definitely an experience for me to make that movie. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don’t make sense in that world. And I know that now,” Johnson said.

The actress added, “But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it’s one thing and then as you’re making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you’re like: “Wait, what?” But it was a real learning experience, and of course it’s not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand.”


Despite the negative reviews and the impact on the movie’s box office, Johnson remains resilient and continues to view her experiences in the industry as opportunities for growth and learning.

Clear Thoughts (op-ed)

Dakota Johnson’s recent comments on her upbringing and open-minded household serve as a reminder of the importance of open discussions about sexuality. It’s refreshing to see a prominent figure in the entertainment industry candidly discuss the benefits of having a supportive environment to explore one’s sexuality.

However, it’s crucial to acknowledge Johnson’s point about the disparities in societal progress. While some areas of the world have made great strides in sexual and gender freedom, others remain in “complete disarray.” This statement highlights the ongoing need for education and advocacy.

In addition to her thoughts on sexuality, Johnson’s openness about her struggles with mental health is commendable. By sharing her experiences, she helps combat the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encourages others to be more accepting.

Despite the failure of her movie Madame Web, Johnson’s resilience and determination to learn from her experiences in the industry is a testament to her character. Her ability to face challenges head-on and grow from them is a valuable lesson for us all.

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. John

    March 10, 2024 at 7:02 am

    Maybe she should have had counselling. And I don’t mean any that pushes any life style over another. Some morals would have helped also.

    • MACK

      March 14, 2024 at 12:08 pm

      You think? Embracing delusions of gender fluidity, etc. combined with no boundaries of morals may be what led to her mental illness. Delusions are not helped by ignoring them as popular thinking. Sometimes the word “No” is the most loving word one could say to a child.

  2. Doug_S

    March 10, 2024 at 10:06 am

    Interesting how she’s questioning the openness of sexuality in her household and in the same moment speaking of her issues with mental health. Perhaps the later issue is due to the former. And then, what gives her the right to question the morality of others not so “progressive “ as herself, while she claiming her own issues?

  3. Annette

    March 10, 2024 at 10:56 am

    She is not really pretty and just a spoiled brat and over sexed nut

  4. Larry Weitzman

    March 10, 2024 at 11:48 am

    Humans are the only animal that drinks when they are not thirsty, eats when not hungry and has sex in all seasons. That’s why we are taught control, otherwise there wouldn’t be civilized society. Being outrageous has one purpose; attention.

  5. 2WarAbnVet

    March 10, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    “Actors are pretty stupid.” – Sir Anthony Hopkins

  6. 1PatriotForever

    March 10, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    You should be repentant and sad and trying to share the truth with your parents, but you dont know the truth either. Sad they didnt get you help, but so many of your age and upbringing are lost. Find a Relationship with Christ and you will be able to fill that hole in your heart. It was built that way for Him.

  7. PatrioTEA

    March 10, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    She has sinned against God (as we all have in one form or another) and should repent and change her ways. Otherwise, death forever awaits her. She needs Jesus.

  8. Leilani

    March 10, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    What a crock.
    And yes, her mental health —– ha ha….maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if she had a clear path to follow.
    Liberal counselors say keep your teens in sports or church. In other words, have BOUNDARIES.
    Small children also like boundaries in order to feel safe, said Dr. Spock.
    And counselors in facilities which lock up children say the children want boundaries so badly that they will act up the day before they are to be released to their parents.
    The boundaries her parents did have were having $$$$ and fame and the consequent boundary of a bad reputation and/or bad work history which could mean no future work for them. She thinks that was not a boundary but she has not been supporting children. Of course, it was.

  9. Leilani

    March 10, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    By the way quit posing half nude, little know-it-all. Your reputation can still hurt you.
    You obviously are crying for attention.

  10. Veenerschnitzel

    March 10, 2024 at 11:49 pm

    Alabama and Texas are perfectly fine states. That statement alone shows your mindset and IQ. Please stay in California with all the other pervs.

  11. Milissa

    March 11, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    Her Nepobaby career has consisted of three mainstream porn movies. Why would anyone think that her opinion carries any more weight than any other sex worker?

    • FlagranteDelicto

      March 27, 2024 at 7:03 pm

      Those three semi-porn movies gross &1.5 BILLION DOLLARS worldwide! Madame Web was a failure, but Dakota still attracts attention and is a bankable actor. After all, you’re all here reading about her.

  12. Cheryll Dom

    April 3, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Telling a child “you do you” and “if it feels good do it” has led to the moral decay of our society.

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