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15 Howlers from Fifty Shades of Grey

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Like The Deerslayer, it's often very funny, unintentionally so. Here are 15 terrific examples, though going to 50 wouldn't be difficult.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is a Laff Riot

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.01.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

E.L. James writes badly enough to teach young writers a lot. Her novel is filled with negative lessons, especially when it comes to her prose. And it's just hilarious. Here are five of my favorite funny bad lines.

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Big Changes Ahead For 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

After director Sam Taylor-Johnson made it clear that her relationship with E.L. James was like being on a months-long battlefield, the "Fifty Shades o...

Fifty Shades of Things People Don't Want to Face (But Should)

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Control and jealousy form the bedrock of abusive relationships. The fact that Christian Gray may change his ways by the end of the series is truly fantasy, and on that level concerns me even more.

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Fifty Shades of Grey or The Six Gajillion Dollar Man

Kimann Schultz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

Fifty Shades of Grey is first and last a fairy tale wherein a virginal, weak tea-drinking (per the book's) non-moneyed heroine fixes/redeems/saves ("I can make him better, faster, stronger!") her nasty Gatsby. Or do we call him a dark Arthur?

'Fifty Shades' Whips Up Record-Breaking Weekend Box Office Debut

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weeken...

50 Shades of Grey + One Piece of Wool... Over Your Eyes

Brittany McDonald | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany McDonald

As empowering as it is to feel oh-so-scandalous and a little bit naughty...as charming as it seems to be the star of someone else's fantasy...pull t...

Madonna Thinks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is 'Not Very Sexy'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Sorry, film critics of the world: Madonna just offered the only "Fifty Shades of Grey" review we need. While the Internet continues to debate the virt...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

The Adaptation Game: Playing with Fifty Shades of Sex for Film

Devra Maza | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Sex beckons. It sells books and films, and this Valentine's Day it'll sell both. As Fifty Shades of Grey makes the leap from page to screen, the biggest question has been "how will they do the sex scenes?"

50 Shades of Brown

Sam Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

At that time I was still just your average millennial young woman -- a painfully shy, 21-year-old virgin who doesn't have a computer or even an email address. I had big dreams to be a reporter someday, but also to fall in love and get married so I could finally find out how babies are made.

Fifty Shades of Filth or Fun?

Jose Martinez | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Curious much? Just how curious are people for the release of Fifty Shades of Grey this week? Friday the 13th to be exact; just in time for Valentine's Day.

E.L. James Hasn't Congratulated Sam Taylor-Johnson For 'Fifty Shades' Yet

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

Much has been made about the conflict-heavy environment of the "Fifty Shades of Grey." Director Sam Taylor-Johnson allegedly clashed with the book's a...

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Anti-Feminist Critique

Jenny Trout | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Jenny Trout

To say I am not a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey is to say that the universe is kinda big, or that fire is slightly warm.

11 Classic Movies Sexier Than 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

Next week, fans of EL James' erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey will be out in droves to see the film version starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson....

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Director Clashed With E.L. James Over Film's Sex Scenes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

Americans will skip the romance this Valentine's Day and head straight to second base with "Fifty Shades of Grey," which opens Feb. 13. Love may be in...

Jamie Dornan Does Not Go Full-Frontal In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

If you're someone who took part in questioning whether Ben Affleck's penis had a cameo in "Gone Girl," know now that you will not have to repeat this ...

Get Ready For 'Fifty Shades'... Of Kittens!

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" is virtually everywhere we turn, what with the impending release of the film and the new trailer that's raising eyebrows all ov...

50 Shades of the Least Titillating Crap Ever Published

Ravishly | Posted 10.08.2014 | Books
Ravishly

While it's not hard to understand why Fifty Shades is a bestseller (it's erotic and controversial, everyone is talking about it, it has a sixth grade reading level), it's difficult to comprehend how this piece of junk was published in the first place.

How Fifty Shades of Grey Enticed Us With Erotic Triggers

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

People have complained about the quality of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey, but I would argue that E.L. James was masterful in her use of erotic cues and storytelling that stimulates all the senses.

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

Why Boomer Women Are Hot For Erotica E-Books

Next Avenue | Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Julio Ojeda-Zapata There's now a second sexual revolution of sorts, and it involves erotica — the written kind th...

50 Shades of Grey: Fantasies Transforming Into a Couple's Reality

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Chrisanna Northrup

We asked, "Did reading the book make you more interested in kinkier sex?" The answer was dramatically in favor of an edgier sex life! Sixty-seven percent of women and 59 percent of men said yes, bring on the kinkier sex!