Today in Things That Make Me Want To Scream “CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION!” And Beat My Head Against The Wall:
Last year, a study out of Michigan State University found that the erotic BDSM trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey “perpetuates” abusive relationships. Now, another study from the same professor at MSU claims young women who read the books are more likely to have an abusive partner and show signs of an eating disorder.
Women who read all three books in the trilogy (like me and Amelia), the study found, are more likely to binge drink and have multiple sex partners. Amy Bonomi, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies and lead author of the study, said that based on her study of over 650 young women ages 18 to 24, it’s possible the Fifty Shades books might “reaffirm” negative experiences and “aggravate trauma.” In other words, this lady r-e-a-l-l-y does not like these books.
Well, well, well. Where to start with this one? Keep reading »
The cinematic masterpiece that is sure to be “Fifty Shades Of Grey” is still a long way off (February 2015) but you can get your kinky sex fix now with … wait for it, kittens. Yes, the erotic love affair of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is reenacted by teeny-weeny beh beh kittehs (and their cat toys). Whoever wrote the puns in one deserves the cat video equivalent of an Oscar.
If you’re a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan, you may not have to wait until it’s released in February to get your kinky movie fix. “My Mistress” tells the story of a female dominatrix who specializes in pain, and her submissive partner Charlie, a 16-year-old boy going through family troubles. While Maggie (the dom) begins to realize her relationship with Charlie is becoming co-dependent, loving and intense, they’re forced to hide their arrangement to prevent others from finding out. Essentially, it’s “Fifty Shades” in reverse.
The movie stars Emmanuelle Béart as Maggie and Harrison Gilbertson as Charlie, who’s known for his previous appearances in “Need For Speed” and “Haunt.” The flick is expected to open later this year, which means Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be catching it in theaters!
That sound you hear is thousands of women making excuses to their husbands/boyfriends/bosses/friends for why they can’t go out tonight, because the first official “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer has arrived and it needs to be watched over and over again. I have to say, it looks like Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have done a good job capturing the chemistry between young and innocent Anastasia and pervy control freak Christian … but I remain concerned that the movie won’t be nearly as racy as it should be. There had better be a drawer full of butt plugs in the Red Room Of Pain or I’ll be pissed.
This must stop. “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” be it the book or the movie, must stop ruining the world. I know that it’s natural to want to sell merchandise related to a phenomenon because MONEY. A Fifty Shades sex toy kit? I can make a snarky remark about the Twitchy Palm Paddle. I can wonder if it might bring someone more pleasure/pain than a regular paddle. And then I can call it a day. But a Christian Grey teddy bear? I must draw the line at a kinky teddy bear. Keep reading »