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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Bluebird, Bluebird
Attica Locke
The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
Juliet Nicolson
Progress: 37 %
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
G.J. Meyer
This Rough Magic
Mary Stewart

50 Shades of Grey Movie

 

While I personally have not read, nor do I plan to read, E.L. James trilogy, I can sort of understand the appeal.

 

Well, no, strike that. I can't understand the appeal at all, but I understand that it has appeal because several people I know apparently liked it. Bad writing and all.

 

But this movie is the most unappealing, unfortunate idea ever. The pre-publicity is abysmal. It looks appallingly awful. And when I imagine seeing it with all of the heavy breathing fans of the book trilogy, squirming in their seats as their Christian Grey sexual fantasies are, apparently, brought to life on the screen, it feels sort of like subjecting myself to seeing a porn with PeeWee Hermann.

 

So, yuck.

 

Edit: someone on my twitter feed linked to this gawker article. It's hilarious. I have to admit that I feel sorry for both Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. It sounds like this whole thing has been a miserable experience for both of them. 

 

Plus, they pretty much hate each other.