I can’t deny it anymore… 50 Shades of Grey is a big deal. I haven’t read it beyond little snarky excerpts posted by people on social media, but it certainly seems to have caught on and I can sort of see why. For whatever reason, it’s given more traditional and buttoned-up women the “permission” to be sexy. It’s full of kink, so they’re exploring new grounds and seemingly really enjoying it. Even though this essentially started off as Twilight fan fiction (actually) it’s still ultimately a good thing, I think.
If this is popular, other books in the same vein will become popular, opening the way for other erotica writers from different genres to move forth and make a name for themselves in the more mainstream sector. Then, who knows? Maybe we’ll move out of the literary realm and into photography and videos that are more conventionally accepted as a part of sexuality in general. Maybe we’ll even decide that sex isn’t such a big, scary taboo!
So, it took a cheesy book to make this seem possible… Never underestimate the right introduction at the right time. That said, we can still poke fun at it, of course, which is why I posted that highly disturbing video. Hopefully you’ll laugh.
I have to ask, though, has anyone here read it or do you know someone who read it? What do you think of it as a concept?