When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it? What was it that made you go against the critical consensus?
WARNING: I feel very strongly about this topic and I’m assuming you will feel the complete opposite of how I do. Don’t argue with me, please. I will cut you!
I’m going to try and explain myself without the hostility and cuss words that actually express how I feel about this series.
It is not atypical for me to like things that other people do not and hate things that the general population of the world seem to love. Even so, I am actually surprised at how much this book pisses me off and how much women love it. I did not half heartedly read it, I read all three books in the series and did not skip one sentence.
The writing is horrible, the two main characters are one dimensional, awfully desperate and sissy children, who can’t even be left alone to eat breakfast without an argument. Christian Grey is not sexy. He may be gorgeous and rich and the sex is hot (it’s really not) with the virginal, “omg, I’m so innocent and can’t call my vagina what it is! A vagina! Why does this perfect man love me?” Anastasia Steele………. but all of that shallow mess aside, he is mean, arrogant, bossy, needy and downright abusive and she’s pretty dumb. I kind of wish, he would’ve just stayed in his Red Room of Pain with the desperate women who felt the need to be tortured and stayed out of my life. I seriously had no respect for either of them.
Yes, I do get invested in books this much. I don’t know why I let myself succumb to “the hype” of 50 Shades.
The main theme of this series: BDSM is amazing. If you are into that, okay. Fine. But I wish a man would hit me or spank me to where I can’t sit down and then say he ENJOYS hurting me. That man needs to go work out his Mommy issues. Maybe it was giving me flashbacks of abuse when I was a child and I’m taking this too seriously but experiencing abuse and having someone enjoy inflicting pain on you is not showing you love…
I really don’t get it!! Everyone who loves this book acts like they’ve never had an orgasm before. I understand everyone has different things that turn them on… but DAMN abuse, withholding, someone controlling you from the moment you wake up to when you lay your head down? He’s treating you like a circus animal and you’re letting him. Yes, she stood up for herself sometimes and she went back and forth with him constantly, but where did she end up… in a beautifully designed cage with two kids and still yielding to his control to feel the “delicious clench down there.”
Here are some pictures to express my disgust, shock and horror and deep rooted sadness…
I understand… the shock! oh the horror!! it’s too much!!
This is also my reaction to the 50 shades Trilogy
Thank you, JWoww… for expressing my disgust.