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I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey. Not because I don’t like erotic romance, I do. Not because I don’t like D/s, I do. I put off reading it because I heard the writing was horrible and after reading some excerpts I had to agree. So I thought I’d see the movie instead in hopes that screen writing would be better and with a shorter version the story would be better.
Let me tell ya, the fact that my friend and I had the whole back row to ours was nice until these two OLD women came in a sit next to us. Really grandmas, are you here to see what your preacher has his Hanes in a bunch about? LOL
I will say that I didn’t find the movie that sexy. I’ve read a lot of erotic books and I find them very sexy. I’m afraid seeing it on the big screen made it too vanilla since you don’t get all the details you get in books. The sex scenes are probably sexier in the book.
I’m afraid people that doesn’t read this genre of books that saw the movie were let down maybe. I’m hoping that they will pick up a book within the genre to get more of the D/s world. Because the movie made it feel very clinical.
Over all I enjoyed the movie more than I thought, I would. I went in with no expectations and now because of that damn cliffhanger ending I’m rethinking reading the books.
There is a great (and funny!) podcast over at XOXO After Darkcast about the movie. You should go listen to it. I agreed so much with the ladies on it. “Stunt nipples” LOL
I have read the entire trilogy so I was able to compare the movie to the books. Many have criticized the writing but there are some serious elements of interest. For one, the email communications between Christian and Ana are real highlights…it’s where she shines. I wasn’t sure how that could be captured on film.
I was pleased with the final production, from the acting to set design and casting. The dialogue could be better but it worked. I enjoyed the books and will watch all three films if they produce them.