Nope. Haven’t seen it, won’t see it, meself. But I won’t judge you if you did, whether it was a hate-watch or a guilty pleasure. I’m just here to throw a few resources your way, provide a suggestion for salving your guilty conscience, show you where to find out what real BDSM is, and open up the thread to those who want to kvetch about it.
You probably know this already, but I’ve gotta say it again: the books and the movie aren’t portraying an awesome Dom/sub relationship. They’re dramatizing abuse. That’s completely no bueno. Of course, it’s fantasy. You can take ideas from it to spice up your own love life. You’re completely okay if you actually enjoyed the wretched thing, for whatever reason. Just don’t get suckered in to thinking that’s what real love is like. If your partner starts acting like Christian Grey, get away ASAP, okay?
Did you see the film and now feel guilty for supporting such awful dreck? Here’s some suggestions for salving that conscience! There are many worthy causes to donate to, and even if you didn’t and won’t ever see the movies, you can keep them in mind if you have some worthy-causes monies lying around.
Do you need something to wash the awful taste out of your mouth? I have reviewed just the series for you! Also, the first book is free on Amazon, so go download it right now and start reading. You owe yourself after your ordeal, even if all you suffered was listening to your friends gush over how hawt and sexxy this terrible movie was.
Are you now all curious about BSDM? Fantastic! Here is a very inexpensive book that will tell you where Fifty Shades got it wrong, and how to get it right. You can also read Jenny Trout’s review of the Fifty Shades trilogy, where you will be mightily entertained whilst learning many things.
There ye go. The floor is now yours! It’s open bar, so grab a drink and stay. Grab an extra is you need to drown your pain.
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