Confession time….I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. This coming from someone who used to be rather a connoisseur of trashy novels (don’t judge….once you’ve spent years earning a Literature degree, it takes awhile to read anything more than brain candy without twitching). But no, I haven’t read it. I don’t plan on reading it. I’ve heard the grammar and writing style are not awesome. That’s what kept me away to start. Then I heard some of the content, and decided it wasn’t for me.
I didn’t get involved in the uproar over who would play Christian in the movie, although it’s been fun to watch the conversations. It didn’t matter to me. I had more issues with Ben Affleck playing the lead in Gone Girl. Don’t get me wrong….I love Ben, in the right time and place, but not that role. Watched it, he did a decent job, he just wasn’t at all what I pictured. But I digress.
The previews have been somewhat tantalizing. Who isn’t intrigued by a wealthy, handsome young man getting involved with a “normal” girl? But I won’t be standing in line to see it opening night (even if you could get tickets at this point…Fandango says they’re sold out). I won’t run out to buy the book (nor order it for my Kindle so no one can see what I’m reading). Do I feel guilty for avoiding the book and movie? Nah. Do I feel I’m missing out on something that will hold strong pop culture threads? Not really, in all honesty. I didn’t watch any of the Twilight movies either, and only read the first book because it was a book club choice. No, I didn’t really like it. Let the comments flow. 😉 I don’t feel I’m missing anything by not reading Fifty Shades, nor seeing the movie, although I’m pretty sure at least one of my friends will try to talk me into at least watching it when it comes out on dvd.
Have you read it? What did you think? Would you recommend it? Are you going to see the movie?
Happy Friday blog world!