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Re: 50 shades of STOP!

battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
1 of 22

The worst bestselling book of all time has now morphed into the worst most successful 18 rated film premiere of all time. All of which suggests the dreadful prospect of 2 sequels about two dysfunctional people talking nonsense in between bouts of cringe-worthy, supposedly liberating, couplings - then a TV series, where they continue droning at each other/ stripping off, until they've finally stretched the already impossibly thin premise past breaking point.

 

After which, E.L James will write a series of  guidance books for young women about how to snare a rich husband and the importance of self-sacrifice and obedience in observing the proper gender roles. Then, having made  billions from putting back women's rights 100 years - will, after deposing of evil twin Stephanie Meyer, be made ruler of the planet, at least until she can find a man with great abs to give it to.

 

stephenbrightman
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Stephen B Member Since: Dec 4, 2012
2 of 22

Be thankful you're not a photographer Ramon - they have to deal with 254 shades of grey  Man Wink

deliaha
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Delia H Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
3 of 22

I couldn't agree more. I started reading Fifty Shades to see what all the hype was about and couldn't even go past the first chapter. The horror of having to read two more of these books..ugh. Naturally, her book sparked a series of others such as 'The Juliette Society' written by a young college porn star, which was even more crap. It's amazing to watch how acclaimed the book has become and to actually be made into a movie is simply unbelievable.

 

BDSM has been around for ages. It's obvious that naive persons are the ones really pushing the book since the content is such a novelty to them.

battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
4 of 22

The riches to even greater riches story of a woman of no discernable talent who became more successful than Jane Austen by plagirising the poorly-written, reactionary books of another writer, and somehow managing to make the themes even more offensive. The thought of there being spin-offs makes me shudder. At least they couldn't afford Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattison in the lead roles.

maryke
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Maryke J Member Since: Mar 8, 2015
5 of 22

I forced myself to read the whole enchilada of the first book but could not even start with no 2. After all, there are only so many ways to do IT!

zoomconcepts
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Bojana D Member Since: May 2, 2011
6 of 22

I couldn't read a full book of the series - forced myself to read enough of the first one to be able to have my own opinion on the writing (and I got the original, just to be sure nothing will be altered in translation). Well, it's dreadful. I have no idea how it got published at all, and even if I'm ready to accept that there's a niche for this type of books, why it wasn't properly edited before publication is still beyond me.

 

The movie I managed to watch - much lower bar there than for the things I read. It was 2 hours of meh. The only worthy thing in it is the soundtrack and I kinda feel bad for the songs that will be associated with it. Aside from that - 0 chemistry, terrible lines, awkward delivery, worst portrayal of BDSM I've seen on the big screen. Can't believe it's going to be a blockbuster. *shakes head* 

 

There were rumours that JD wanted out of the franchise - for now they're being denied, but there's always hope that the negative backlash will have some sway and they won't film 2 and 3. 

anne_ginger
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Dianne M Member Since: Jul 25, 2013
7 of 22

Today's formula for a best seller:

 

vampire or s3x + poor ordinary girl + rich handsome troubled guy = bestseller!!!!

 

I'm quite a masochist...I've read all the twilight books and all 3 of the 50 shades thingy (I'm a fast reader so no biggie). Anywhoo, that's how I arroved at the formula.

 

What befuddles me is I've read a few lesser known works of Stephanie Meyer and they aren't bad but they got nowhere near the twilight thing.

 

The same teenage girls (and childish women) who skyrocketed bieber's rise to fame and has given twerking its own life are the ones fueling the craziness over all this. When I was a teenager, I was reading classic novels and national geographic - and I'm not even out of my twenties yet!!! I feel so sad for today's youth.



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msayno
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Marissa S Member Since: Feb 6, 2008
8 of 22

So, this is the 21st century version of Grimm's fairytales.. only that the prince doesn't wield a sword - but a whip, a chain, and all the kinks... well, at least if ever Rapunzel is here to witness this story, our guy would have a lot of fun time making binds.. using her hair lol.

 

Twisted as it may seem... but you'd be surprised as to what people would buy.. for an experience like this and in reality, stuff like these may happen, behind closed doors.  Just sayin'  Woman Tongue

battershall-ramo
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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
9 of 22

Entertainingly, the deluded James has stated she wants to write the scripts for the sequels herself. Raising the prospect of the absurd Inner Goddess' Jiminy Cricket-like appearance, endless meals where Ana is encouraged to stuff her face by a strangely engrossed Christian and Ana Rexic's inner monologue comparing everything that happens to great works of literature she (James) patently hasn't read/understood.

anne_ginger
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Dianne M Member Since: Jul 25, 2013
10 of 22

What!!!!???

 

I forgive Meyer because she has proven that she's capable of producing real work and not just that hit vampire-xmen-powered-beings-dawsons creek-and-werewolves twilight thing which buoyed her to fame. I will never ever forgive James for even thinking she can write a movie script. I mean seriously. I'm not even a fiction writer and I feel insulted. She's making Kim K look like a saint!



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