September 17, 2012

50 Shades of Gray

So I'm sure by now you've all heard of the set of books deemed "mommy porn" known as the 50 Shades Trilogy. Out of curiosity, I read Fifty Shades of Grey a few months back but since I didn't particularly like it, I didn't read the following two until this week-- since I was sick in bed.

Why I decided to crack into the other two books was entirely because of my curiosity. And you know what? Curiosity killed the cat, and my time.

Here's why I wish I didn't waste my time.

First of all, everything just got really repetitive. I get it E. L. James. Christian is über good looking and he drives Anastasia wild. Did you really have to emphasize the fact that he ran his hand through his hair 200+ times and she bites her lip at any given chance? It's a wonder he didn't go bald by the end of book three.

Midway through the trilogy, I found myself skimming past the sex scenes. While the first couple of their kinky fuckery was quite hot, it just got too repetitive. It was the same thing... they fight, they do it, he tells her she's his and that he needs he and his eyes smolders. I need something more than that to keep me hot and bothered.

The biggest reason, though, is that I didn't love Anastasia or Christian. I didn't like it that it promotes the idea that you(or a relationship) can change a person completely-- I just don't believe it that. Offer guidance and motivation? Perhaps. But old habits die hard and I'm not convinced that a person can change so drastically in such a short time frame.

To be utterly honest, I had a hard time buying the Christian Grey character altogether. I know I'm constantly reminded by words that he is irresistible but I'm not charmed-- starting from his initial description of having copper colored hair.

With all said and done, it doesn't mean that I'm not excited to see the red room of pain come alive on the big screen. But who is my dream cast?

Well of course there is the Twilight threesome. The inspiration-- perfect Christian/Anastasia/Jose cast. Perfect they may be but I'd like to see fresh faces fill those shoes... errr or butt plugs. :x

Chuck Bass as our Dom, the gorgeous Blair as Anastasia and Serena as Katherine. That can work. Too bad it sounds like a Gossip Girl story line already!

So my final pick...

Chris Pine as Christian. Drools. Oh fifty...

Alexis Bledel as Anastasia. Come on, she's dead on. Brown hair, blue eyes and gorgeous skin.

Blake Lively (or Reynolds.. so jealous!) as Katherine. Can't think of anyone better.

And Kim Catrall or Charlize Theron as Mrs. Robinson. Meow.

Who do you have in mind for the movie and what are your thoughts on the books? I can't wait to watch the sexual escapades on the big screen (maybe not ready for 3D though) 😔


Sandra said...

I couldn't agree more with your book review. Apart from a few interesting but rare plot twists, the story was just too repetitive and boring. And graphic. You did a really good job picking the cast!

Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

♥ Denise ♥ said...

Havent read fifty shades of grey before, I would watch it if Charlize Theron was casting lol but it seems a tough call :P

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