The announcer couldn’t stop raving over the radio waves – practically drooling over the mic – about the teaser clip for 50 shades that was released last week. I listened with gritted teeth and much eye rolling as I drove to work and almost cheered aloud when she had finished.
I know there are a lot of women looking forward to this movie but I am definitely not one of them. I tried my best to read the 3 books but after the first 2 books, I kept fantasising about punching Christian Grey in the mouth, so I stopped.
Maybe it’s just me but I’m really not into these books, that sort of scene and Mr Grey is much too smothering to even like as a character. I like my fantasy crushes to be a little less (read a lot less) stalkerish, to respect the opposite sex enough not to see them as a thing to be used and abused and to be protective without being controlling.
But I seriously do wonder out of all the millions of people raving about this sort of relationship how many would actually want to genuinely trade places with the characters? Sure the money might be nice but trading in your self respect to get it – probably not worth it.
Besides you would have to really love someone to deal with the kind of past Mr Grey has as well as tolerate all the smothering Ana endures – just saying.
I think there’s more than enough people disrespecting others in the real world that encouraging it further through these types of books is just sad. I think I’ll stick to my soppy romance novels and leave 50 shades in the trash can, where it belongs.