Fifty Shades of Grey:

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301 LoniJay8th Apr 2013 07:08:06 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Was it really? I mean, sure, people poked a lot of fun at it and a whole bunch of women probably read it when they normally wouldn't read that sort of thing. That doesn't translate to having a major impact on literature and sexuality, though.
Be not afraid...
302 kalel948th Apr 2013 07:11:07 PM from Dragonstone
Rascal King
My point exactly. People aren't even doing the poking-fun part anymore.

Do you think anyone will even remember this book in ten years?

edited 8th Apr '13 7:11:56 PM by kalel94

The last hurrah? Nah, I'd do it again.
303 joeyjojo8th Apr 2013 09:40:38 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
It was 14 in the New York Times bestseller list last week[1].

It's not going to be remembered in 10 years time or even five. But people are buying it and reading it. It's financial success as e-book publishing and female targeted erotica or 'mommy porn' is going to effect marketing for years to come.
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Will it at least be well written mommy porn that doesn't shit on BDSM?
305 Matues9th Apr 2013 02:24:23 AM from eye on the horizon , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
One of my friends wants me to read this.

I might just do one of those entertaining let's read-s of it.
306 MrAHR10th Apr 2013 10:22:18 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
joeyjojo: I getcha, it's a valid point to make...although I still voted no soooo
307 TamH7010th Apr 2013 10:48:08 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Voted no. If only because "Hell Naw!" wasn't on the list of choices, tongue
308 Sisi25th Oct 2013 06:36:25 AM from Toronto , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
  • Bump*

Anybody want to talk about how desperate studio execs seem to have gotten in casting this bloody movie (do they realize that they're basically making Hollyood budget porn? I mean it'll have to have at LEAST an R rating, or it's not 50 Shades anymore).

I had a good giggle at watching the casting unfold, and watching everyone guess at who would play the leads, especially Christian. First it was established A-listers, then it was rising stars (Charlie Hunnam). Now it appears that Hunnam has realized what a monumentally stupid decision that was...and now we have a guy who's currently playing a serial killer (in The Fall with Gillian Anderson)on TV as Christian. Nice. Makes me wonder if they're going try and NOT glamourize the damn thing, but eh....
"If I reach for the stars, you can't hold me back"
309 joeyjojo25th Oct 2013 12:12:18 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
Good funkin casting!
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310 Mort0825th Oct 2013 01:41:23 PM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
I had a good laugh at the petition the fans set up to get Hunnam replaced with Matt Bomer when the former was originally cast. It basically boiled down to "this guy should be christian bcuz we say so."
311 MrMallard25th Oct 2013 05:37:21 PM from Australia, mate
As rare as dolphin's teeth
They should just make it a series of soap opera style episodes, like a mini-series. 3 discs per book, charged for $20 each. For every "true" fan of this how-to guide about abusing your partner and taking it in stride willing to buy it, they'll make a profit of $270 each.
Video games, man.
312 SaintDeltora27th Oct 2013 06:07:28 AM from The Land Of Corruption and Debauchery , Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
The Mistress
So... last year my classmate presented this book at my teacher`s project "passion of reading".

He was 16.

The kids in the class ranged around 14-16.

Oh, Crap!
"Please crush me with your heels Esdeath-sama!
As a big Matt Bomer fan I am glad about the outcome. He is way too good for this role, even if he does look the part. As one of the few good looking actors who can actually act (and I mean really act) he would be wasted in this one. I prefer to see him devote his time to more challenging roles which show his range.
314 joeyjojo27th Oct 2013 11:50:55 AM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
[up][up]No one really cares any more. It's called mummy porn for a reason.
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315 TamH7028th Oct 2013 09:30:07 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I saw two of the books in the trilogy sitting on a table in one of my local charity shops the other day there. Where kids could pick them up because Oh Shiny!

I, to my horror, actually considered buying them just to see if they were as bad as my mental picture paints them.

My sister bought the kindle version...mostly because she is also a big Matt Bomer fan and heard about all the fuss that he should get the role. So I peeked in, not knowing anything about it at this point, and my reaction was: This reads like Twilight for Adults. So no, don't bother. I didn't even made it past the first chapter.
317 Jaqen6th Nov 2013 11:15:46 PM from gimbling in the wabe
Do the movie as a cartoon. Cartman from South Park plays Christian. Meg from Family Guy plays the Butt-Monkey, Goofy from Dis Ney plays any other characters.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand Binary and those who don't.
318 TamH707th Nov 2013 12:13:36 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Well, since the Family Guy Star Wars specials were actually pretty good, this would not be too bad an idea for some comedy value from this keech.
319 InkDagger3rd Feb 2015 12:25:10 AM , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Afraid I only got around to Page 7 of this thread before I got frustrated.

Is there an official list of EVERYTHING abusive in these books?

I have a friend who insists he likes it and its good and every single time I mention how horrible and abusive it is, I get weird looks and comments like "Have you even READ the books???" and glares as though I'm misinterpreting it some how.

And I get the impression that the only way I'll ever convince him how horrible it is is if I quote entire passages of the book at him.
320 TamH703rd Feb 2015 12:41:49 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I personally don't think that's worthwhile. Point him at the internet's BDSM community ripping the absolute shit out of the books for breaking all the rules that Subs and Doms use in order to keep BDSM play safe, sane and consensual and leave it at that.

Meanwhile, in my email inbox, I get this from Cineworld:

"Win a luxury Fifty Shades of Grey experience...

Fifty Shades of Grey is released this Valentine's Day. Enter our competition for your chance to win a romantic night at London's Ritz!"

Can I just say "fuck that shit"? Oh, I can? Cheeers, easy.
321 InkDagger3rd Feb 2015 01:32:35 AM , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I wanted to point him to such a community but he'd never actually look at it.

I mean, I didn't think it was worth it when he first dismissed my mention of it being abusive months ago, but now he's commented on it more and more and more because of the movie that its pushing me towards a massive The Dog Bites Back moment because of how tired I am of hearing about it.
322 MrMallard3rd Feb 2015 05:03:55 AM from Australia, mate
As rare as dolphin's teeth
There's a lot of stuff on Tumblr about 50 Shades, I suggest searching 50 Shades of Grey through the front page if you don't have an account.

I'm pretty sure there's an 18+ lock for non-registered users, so if you can search it on Tumblr you might find some info without much risk of porn.
Video games, man.
323 InkDagger3rd Feb 2015 08:38:46 AM , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I have Tumblr and I've looked in there a bit, but it usually turns up arguing or porn or promotion of it rather than a simple 'This-is-not-ok' list of things.
324 MrMallard3rd Feb 2015 10:52:37 AM from Australia, mate
As rare as dolphin's teeth
If I see or dig up a list sometime soon, I'll post a link here.
Video games, man.
325 MrAHR3rd Feb 2015 11:56:53 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.

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