Monday, May 21, 2012

Shocking Confession

So unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you've no doubt heard of the 'Grey Trilogy', starting with the first book, 50 Shades of Grey. While you may not know the fine details, many know it's a book that has raised more than a few eyebrows (and blood pressures). It has been called the next Twilight, the newest installment of 'mommy porn'  and now some libraries and book stores are hoping on the hot censure-ship train and banning the book all together. So what's all the brewhaha about? Well, it's a book about sex. Lots and lots of sex. Stranger sex than most of us (I'm assuming) are used too. and People are losing their minds. I have seen friends on facebook talk about how they've read through the trilogy in a matter of days. Husbands are mad because nothing is getting done around the house.  The funniest (and truest?) reference to this book has been the skit that SNL did a few weeks back for Mother's Day. The craziest part, now it's being turned into a movie. I seriously have no idea how that is going happen. I mean short of an nc17 rating, I have no idea how this is going to get accomplished. Although, that might be ok, because unlike Twilight, the original intended audience is not young adults. (seriously, that 'sex scene' in breaking dawn was the biggest let down ever, show me some Rob!!... err anyway).

Alrighty, back to my post title.... what's the shocking confession?? I am not digging it. I can't get through the first book. I have an account so i can download books to listen to while I edit pictures. I knew the book was popular but wasn't quite sure what it was really about (apparently my googler was down that day). So I was like oh hey, a book that's NOT Hunger Games I'll give it a try. Holy crapface. I was so not ready. What most women have read in a day, has taken me almost 2 months to LISTEN TO, and I'm still not done with it. I can only get through, like half a chapter at a time.

Now, I don't consider myself a prude or anything (i photograph women in their underwear for a living) but I just don't get it. Not even that, I don't like it. I don't want to read about it. (this is the part where if you're family and you don't want to read about my sex life, you should stop) To me, sex is something that's kind of a big deal, and should be treated as such. In the book, the guy, Christian Grey, makes the girl, Annastasia Steele, a college co-ed virgin, sign a contract to enter into a BDSM relationship. and she is swooney as fuck over it. It's almost sickening. Because this guy is good-looking she's like oh sure, red room of pain, whatevs. EVEN THOUGH SHE'S NEVER HAD SEX EVER BEFORE, she's just gonna give it up to some dude who's gonna beat her through it. Now I get it, I'm a rare breed, my husband is the only person i've ever 'been with'. while we started dating in 10th grade it wasn't until after graduated until high school that we sealed the deal, ifyaknowhatimean. So I'm not exactly the best person to be speaking on worldly views on doin' it. but i just don't get the allure. Don't we want someone who's going to make us feel amazing, inside and out, not make us sign a contract and then smack us around with a paddle while wearing rubber gloves. Yeah, that's some real swoon-worthy shiz right there. Don't misunderstand, I like sex. A lot. Maybe it's because my husband doesn't use a paddle?

Alright, I'm sure you've all hit the point where you're like, Ceece, seriously, what is the point of this. I guess I'm not really sure, other than  I want to know if I'm not the only female in the world who wasn't turned on by this book!!!

Have you read it? What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. thank you. I know very little about the books. But had an inkling I wouldn't like them. I'm not a prude (like you said) but feel like sex should be special and not violent (even a little) it's about trust and love. I have never gotten the "let's get a little rough" vibe. And dumped a couple of guys over it. so not sexy. Just found you off FB...I like your writing.