The Fifty Shades of Fallacy

Observations of a Middle-Aged Dragon with a Tattoo: 

Fifty Shades of Fallacy

More than a few people have a (not so) dirty little secret.

Come on people lighten up and admit it… you’ve been reading and …watching…. IT

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Most people, especially women say they haven’t read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Not only that they haven’t read it but the denial seems to also need to be laced (no pun intended) with more than a hint of disdain and a hell of a lot of a put down or is that throwing shade (pun intended). And don’t get me started on the movies and how many people bemoan how they wouldn’t sink so low, or be seen dead watching.

And Yet… 

The books have been worldwide best sellers and while everyone complains about how the writing is poor, the books must have captured something. 50 shades references have entered everyday language. One great example is at the end of the movie Bad Moms 1 when one of the characters says ‘my husband totally 50 Shaded me this morning’. Not forgetting the recent movie, Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Jane Fonda, about women of a certain age reading 50SoG. Let me say again they’re worldwide best sellers; so more than a few people must have read the books.

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Then came the movies, which the books spawned. Even far more accomplished erotic romance writers like Meredith Wild, Sylvia Day, and Australia’s very own Nikki Gemmell (The Bride Stripped Bare) haven’t been able to capture similar lucrative movie deals for their books. That’s even if the ‘so-called in the know’ intelligentsia say they are better writers.

Soooooooo someone out there must be reading these books and seeing the movies….. I’m beginning to think the whole Fifty Shades Phenomenon is like Dr Who’s Tardis…

Small on the outside but big on the inside…really BIG

Well, I admit it…

I have read and seen the trilogy… and there must be many, many others who have. Let’s face it, so what! There are no 50 shades of grey areas here… you either have or you haven’t. If some of you have slipped over to the darker side, now you can be freed from your burden.

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Let it out… Rip off the Band-Aid and admit it, you’ve read/seen them too.

Sometimes the dialogue is cringe worthy and frustrating and laughable and sickly sweet YET there is something at the core of the love story that resonates. Maybe it’s the sanitization and the raising of the acceptability of some aspects of BDSM as a possible bedroom ally. Forget the fun police and the pretentious, wannabe erudite readers and admit it. After all it’s really not so bad, it’s fun and may even give you something to laugh about. It’s mental bubble-gum – you take it in, chew it, mull over it, enjoy the silliness of remembering how to blow a bubble and then as it loses it’s flavour you spit it out!

Yes I’ve read all of the them and SEEN all of them. There it’s done and I haven’t been smote down… life goes on. You too can release your inner Tardis, no wait, make that your inner sexual beast.

Release your inner sexual beastDare you too..

candle