fifty shades of grey

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  • dubird
    dubird Posts: 1,854 Member
    Well, considering it started as Twilight fanfiction, was never interested in it. And according to some friends who have read at least part of it, it's a HORRIBLE example of a BDSM relationship. What's portrayed in the books is abuse, not an actual relationship. So I have no desire to read or watch it. If I want to watch something that turns me on, I'll delve into my husbands porn collection. He has surprisingly good taste.
  • NerdieMcChub
    NerdieMcChub Posts: 153 Member
    I couldn't even get through the first book... I've heard the acting in the movie was absolutely terrible!
  • AgentOrangeJuice
    AgentOrangeJuice Posts: 1,069 Member
    Did you all buy stock in rope? i did.
  • riffraff2112
    riffraff2112 Posts: 1,757 Member
  • Elsie_Brownraisin
    Elsie_Brownraisin Posts: 786 Member
    This review of the first book made me laugh heartily:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/340987215

    I must admit I haven't read them, but Prince's face and David Bowie's facepalm sums it up pretty well.

    She's done the others too :D



  • riffraff2112
    riffraff2112 Posts: 1,757 Member
    50 shades (see above)
  • Sercee
    Sercee Posts: 36 Member
    It normalizes abusive relationships. This is more of a horror story than a romance fantasy.
  • LittlePinkShotgun
    LittlePinkShotgun Posts: 101 Member
    I liked the books and I am planning to watch the movie this week :)
  • greenmm25
    greenmm25 Posts: 175 Member
    I didn't read the books, but I read the excerpt where he pulls the tampon out of her himself and starts going at it. That was enough to turn me off.

    What...the....hell? That happens?!

    In the book it does.
    yes it does it is the grossest, I read the books, (really didn't know what I got myself in to when I began it) but I liked the story beyond the raunchy sex stuff but that was just gross.
  • besaro
    besaro Posts: 1,859 Member
    edited February 2015
    the clip has adult language...i should be more prudent when posting links. lol
  • TrainingToBePerfect
    TrainingToBePerfect Posts: 1,418 Member
    I loved the movie personally. Jamie Dornan although on the other hand could NOT play his part.. He wasn't "rough" enough like the booked played out.. Anna played an amazing role and she done very well in the movie.

    I loved it.. Actually loved it lol
  • fatcity66
    fatcity66 Posts: 1,556 Member
    mirrim52 wrote: »
    I haven't read the book (well, I read the first couple pages as a free preview on my kobo, but couldn't get past the poor writing), and I have no desire to see the movie, but it is my understanding that the "hero" is basically a glorified abuser.

    http://theramblingcurl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/fifty-abusive-moments-in-fifty-shades.html?m=1

    ALL OF THIS.
  • RhineDHP
    RhineDHP Posts: 1,025 Member
    This review of the first book made me laugh heartily:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/340987215

    I must admit I haven't read them, but Prince's face and David Bowie's facepalm sums it up pretty well.

    She's done the others too :D



    BAHAHA, I read all three book reviews. This woman is absolutely hilarious in her criticisms of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy.

  • mantium999
    mantium999 Posts: 1,499 Member
    50 shades of grey; what middle aged women do when they're not in Zumba class.

    The existence of this book and movie has sure brought out the way people stereotype middle aged women, married women, women that have children.

    Right!!


    If you're mom that means you like mommy porn and mommy sex.

    I am a mom and currently pregnant and still like being tied up and spanked, even way before these kids came along :D

    How do people think we got pregnant in the first place?
    Certainly not from kinky sex.

    This alone was worth stopping by this thread. Useful edumacation right here.
  • AmberStarr_87
    AmberStarr_87 Posts: 1,291 Member
    I read the books.. I enjoyed them. Like most, not because they were well written, but because they were an easy read. I saw the movie- and I knew what I was getting myself into when I did. I enjoyed it. Again, for what it was.

    Biggest bone to pick with 50 as a whole. They make it look like you have to of been abused or have some kind of mental illness in order to partake in a BDSM lifestyle.

    I'm pretty chemically balanced & I enjoy being suspended from the ceiling.

    That is all. Carry on.
  • salembambi
    salembambi Posts: 5,607 Member
    its so disappointing that this filth made money this weekend

    ew
  • BinaryPulsar
    BinaryPulsar Posts: 8,950 Member
    edited February 2015
    I'm also a survivor of sexual abuse. The movie was so unrealistic. And it's just fiction. And it wasn't appealing. It didn't have rape in it. I think the movie must be different from the book. At the end she breaks it all off with him. It is portrayed as being a negative experience. Not a positive one (other than all the gentle consensual sex with a strong and capable 21 year old adult). So, as far as this movie goes. I wouldn't worry about it. But, let's teach our kids to know the difference between real life and fictional movies about a dark fantasy. Basic Instinct was a very dark fantasy as well. And let's trust that adult women can watch a movie and not try to replicate it without educating themselves. I was harmed in my past by abuse in real life. Not by any movie or book. And the conversations that are happening are educating people (and young people). I watched it because I felt I needed to know something about it before condemning it.
  • 50 Shades of Grey if it was written by a man:

    At the touch of her lips, it grew long and swollen. I sighed as she squeezed and pulled expertly. It was the best balloon giraffe I'd seen

    As I lay there on the floor, my naked body covered in treacle and whipped cream, I heard those inevitable words . . . 'Clean up on aisle 3.'

    She leant over the kitchen table. 'Smack that bottom,' she squealed, 'Smack it hard!' 'I am,' I said, 'But the ketchup just won't come out.'

    http://www.tickld.com/x/if-50-shades-of-grey-was-written-by-a-man
  • kinkyslinky16
    kinkyslinky16 Posts: 1,473 Member
    mantium999 wrote: »
    50 shades of grey; what middle aged women do when they're not in Zumba class.

    The existence of this book and movie has sure brought out the way people stereotype middle aged women, married women, women that have children.

    Right!!


    If you're mom that means you like mommy porn and mommy sex.

    I am a mom and currently pregnant and still like being tied up and spanked, even way before these kids came along :D

    How do people think we got pregnant in the first place?
    Certainly not from kinky sex.

    This alone was worth stopping by this thread. Useful edumacation right here.

    Woohoo! Glad I could edumacate you!