Monday, July 9, 2012

50 Shades of Grey - The Musical

No worries! This little video send-up of the best selling trilogy is not BDSM set to music. (Christian and Anastasia already did that!) But this music video does begin to capture the debate around the book rather nicely.


Sue said...

Oh my, I wish I had sound on this computer. I must remember to listen at my folks.

So much being said about this book that I have yet to read, and such varying opinions. From the woman who has to wake her husband up in the middle of the night to satisfy her needs, to the one who returned it to the book store because she'd never read such a badly written book in her life, to another who is embarrassed to tell too many people what she's reading... Can't help but wish I knew what they were on about...

Sue X

Pink Granite said...

Hi Sue -
The sound is pretty important to this video!
But if you click the little YouTube logo in the lower right of the embedded video, it will take you to the YouTube page. Right under the video is a "show more" tab which, if you click it, will show the lyrics they are singing.

As for the content of the 50 Shades Trilogy, there are excerpts on the internet, usually attached to news stories about its popularity. It's basically a romance novel, with lots of explicit sex scenes, the majority of which involve some form of BDSM. The main characters are Anastasia, a college senior and Christian, a young, but incredibly successful and wealthy man.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, book one had the greatest need for an editor. The style of writing is awkward and repetitive and there isn't enough plot to really carry and support all the sex scenes. E.L.James (Erika Leonard) did a better job with books two and three. She also added enough questions and mystery by the end of book one that I had to read book two and then three. But I too have friends who read all of book one and said "No more!".

As for your friend who is embarrassed to tell too many people she's reading it - it's one of the fastest selling books in history so she is not alone! I was in the book section of a store with my 88 year old mother when we came across a table piled high with all three of the 50 Shades books. She said she had heard of them but that no one admits to reading them. I piped up and told her I had read them! She looked a bit shocked but then she laughed. Later, she wanted to know exactly why another woman in another store had told her not to buy the books when she saw mom looking at them!
- Lee