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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

Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

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.