While everyone's chuckling behind their hands at the poor, sad stay at home moms who allegedly fueled the success of 50 Shades of Grey, these giddy arbiters of fine taste and judgment are missing a much more obvious explanation for the book's popularity. The book isn't just mommy porn, it's consumerism porn for all the … Continue reading 50 Shades of Grey: Porn for the 99%
If Christian Grey is meant to be a stand-in for Stephanie Meyer's enigmatic and impossibly handsome Edward, Anastasia Steele is our klutzy, self-doubting, introspective Bella. Much like Bella, Anastasia is unique in that she has no personality, but is rather a bland yet idealized version of the author. Even though she has a name that … Continue reading Anastasia Steele is Schizophrenic — but in a Totally Cute Way!
Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, allow me to assure you that 50 Shades of Grey is very, very bad. The fact that its origins can be mentioned in the same breath as "Twilight fanfiction" doesn't leave much room for confusion on this point, but all the same I feel this … Continue reading Meet Christian Grey: He’s Hot, Mean, Handsome, Rich, Good-Looking and Hot.