50 Shades of Grey
I’m sorry but this rant has been long overdue. What I don’t understand is why there are so many idiots jumping to defend this book. The storyline is a young virginal girl who meets a rich and mysterious male that comes to completely dominates her whole life. He tells her what to wear, what to eat…pretty much uses her as a real life Sim. (You know, that computer game we all loved when we were younger). At some point In her interview I think this E.L. James or whatever her name is (clearly trying to do the same with her name as J.K. Rowling) states that basically, this storyline just reflects what ‘every girl wants’. Um, no. This is the kind of shit that is setting women who have worked their whole life to be respected, back years and years. A WOMAN telling the whole male population that ‘this is what all women want’…what a fucking idiot. Women as a whole struggle enough to overcome gender stereotypes nowadays, as well as breaking out of the image of just being seen as a sexual object, and believe it or not, we’re not all into anal fisting; but thanks for putting the word out there and speaking for all of us E.L. James, you fucking twat. as for the interview, she barely manages to explain the concept of the book in any depth and seems totally embarrassed to say anything, (people may argue that’s because of the subject matter but if she’s willing to publish it for the world to see she must have something strong to say about it, or at least reply with professional answers) like she doesn’t even know what to say, and most of her replies are made up with one word answer hmmm’s, yes’ and maybes. It’s almost as if she didn’t even write it herself, I mean it wouldn’t surprise me, the book to begin with is pretty much a porn version of Twilight (is there anything you’ve come up with that’s original E.L.?) To people that are doing the whole “You haven’t read it, you can’t criticise it” malarkey, I don’t plan on ever reading it. My sister has however, and she tells me that it’s not even written properly; if E.L. James was trying to cringe-out her readers by mentioning this bloody ‘inner goddess’ every five seconds she did a good job. This is a car crash in a book really, and I predict the upcoming movie to be even worse.