Fifty Shades of Grey

Just a heads up – this post is not suitable for your mom. Or my mom.

Especially not my mom.

So. Fifty Shades of Grey. Yup, I went there. Not of my own freewill or anything. I was coerced into reading this, forced by a group of girls who don’t hear ‘no’ very often.

I don’t actually know this about them, but I’m assuming. They were very persuasive.

Anyway, you know how it is. You get together to discuss a book, you have a couple of glasses of wine, some excellent hor d’ouevres and next thing you know you’re in the bookstore picking up a copy of erotica, avoiding the knowing looks that the guy ringing you up is giving you. He knows. You should know better.

Fifty Shades of Grey apparently started as Twilight fan fiction. So there’s a clumsy girl and a hot guy that is way out of her league and it takes place in Seattle and that’s about where the similarities end. Because while Twilight is all “wait until you get married to have sex” , Fifty Shades of Grey is all “let’s get kinky.”

Christian Grey is a complicated (and super wealthy) man – after a super secretive, not-so-ideal childhood he has developed certain, ahem, sexual tastes.

He’s not so much into a relationship as he is looking for his next Submissive to bow down to his Dominant. In exchange for being his sex toy he will gratify you in ways you never knew possible. He’s into bondage and using sex toys and all manner of things that a) you probably didn’t know existed and b) you never thought you’d be reading about on the afternoon bus with a bunch of unsuspecting commuters. Anastasia Steele is conflicted between her desire to satisfy Christian and her love for him that wants to see this turn into a long term relationship.

I felt like I was doing something so wrong on the bus to and from work every day. I think most people that have read it do so on an e-reader, but not owning a piece of 21st Century witchcraft, I had to read it in the open. I tried to angle my book away so that no one could read over my shoulder (Like you don’t do this; I practically give myself neck injuries craning to see what others are reading on transit) but then I was putting the cover right out there, and then it’s just a matter of a quick google search for those of you that are so inclined.

They are talking about turning this into a movie (not sure what kind of movie) and Chris Hemsworth has been thrown out there as Christian. I think we can all agree that this would not be the worst thing ever.

In the end, I enjoyed it (in more ways than one). It ends abruptly (kind of like this post) and I hate that I’m going to have to read more of these but I need to know what happens right?