With the premiere of Fifty Shades the movie widely anticipated this Valentine's Day, I think it's important to look at what heterosexual men can learn about what women are seeking in the fantasy that is Christian Grey.
Oh, yes, it's true. Sad, twisted, and slightly demonic, but true. Just in time for both Valentine's Day and the much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades movie, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company has come out with a Fifty Shades of Grey Bear.
Since Elizabeth Bennett first began to warm to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice after getting a look at his country estate at Pemberley, many a literary heroine's feelings for a man have been influenced by a setting that suggests wealth, power and good taste.
With a Valentine's Day release date, the timing couldn't be better; couples around the world are seeking romantic getaways with sex appeal for the holiday. Nothing ups the ante more than whips and chains, right?!
The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the mega-selling erotic trilogy by E.L. James, is almost here! It arrives in theaters Valentine's Day weekend (ladies, get your limos ready!).
Why do American filmmakers continue to moralize and lecture where women who love hot, adventurous sex are concerned? Can't women just enjoy adventurous sex, including with multiple partners, if she chooses, without the judgment?
I recently went on a recommended website to watch some porn in the name of, uh, research. I've never really watched it before and was intrigued after watching Don Jon, a film comparing the male fantasy of porn versus the female fantasy of chick flicks.
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.