Whether you like it or loathe it, the book 50 Shades of Grey sparked a surge in the mainstream culture towards kink . What started out as Twilight ‘fan-fiction’, now has a rabid world-wide fan base eager to go out and buy those BDSM starter kits.
I was tasked to read it, as SweetGeekGoddess refused to after the first few pages. I am not going to get into how terribly written this series is–check out this for an amusing review .
However, when I see meme’s such as this….
I get fired up!
Christian Grey is a narcissistic boy-child, who was sexually abused and therefore cannot trust and have a ‘traditional’ relationship. Anastasia Steele, is a naive, 21 year old virgin, who gets wet and is amazingly orgasmic once a cock enters her for the first time. In no time, Christian whips out a contract to make her His.
As an avid reader, I can embrace the notion of losing yourself in fiction (even bad fiction) and the public ate it up. Being kinky was cool, edgy. Not so cool? The notion that this book represents the lifestyle in the minds of the general public. Christian isn’t so much a Dom, as he is a predator. He wears his kink as a badge of abuse and strikes in anger. The relationship between the two characters is full of manipulation and no genuine trust is established before play. 50 Shades of Grey is a cautionary tale of the kind of asshole to avoid in BDSM. So, if your inner goddess begins to scream red, do yourself a favor and bid him a “laters, baby” without the intention of going back no matter how fat his wallet and dick.
Next year, the much anticipated movie will premier in August. Wanna bet I will have to sit through it as well?