Fried Green Cosmos and Accidental Stalkers: Chapter 17 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. After what was the most boring chapter so far, this latest entry has the audacity to open with the line: "It's been an interesting morning." Which tells me either that EL James is deliberately fucking with her readership, or else that her formative years were spent rapturously watching mold collect on soggy toast, because … Continue reading Fried Green Cosmos and Accidental Stalkers: Chapter 17 of EL James’s “Grey”

Eggs, Bacon, Grits, and Rape Threats: Chapter 15.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. I'm back and we're going to try to make it through the second half of the chapter today. Prayers and alcohol are always welcome. Ana has just had a shower -- thrilling stuff -- and is now in the kitchen about to have breakfast. Since this next scene involves food, you know it's … Continue reading Eggs, Bacon, Grits, and Rape Threats: Chapter 15.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

No, The Fall is Not Just Classy Misogyny

Last Sunday, Observer columnist Rachel Cooke took The Fall to task over her belief that the show was little more than the fetishization of violence against women. She noted the camera tends to linger for too long on Gillian Anderson's body in scenes where the show's central figure (a hard-nosed female detective in a very male-dominated sphere) is just, … Continue reading No, The Fall is Not Just Classy Misogyny