What's your opinion on 50 Shades of Grey?

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What's your opinion on 50 Shades of Grey?

RemusHalifax RemusHalifax
Do you think it's super sexy? Or do you think it's an inaccurate portrayal of the lifestyle? Or other?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Super sexy!
8  (6%)
Inaccurate and offensive!
66  (52%)
Other! (Please explain.)
52  (41%)
Total votes: 126
Poll is closed
08/29/2012
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
Not my type of book.
08/29/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I hate it. A lot. Not only is it VERY poorly written, it's a very inaccurate portrayal of the BDSM community. Christian is abusive and psycho. Clearly not every individual who considers themselves a part of the BDSM community is batshit crazy like Christian, but the book makes it seem like that's true.
08/30/2012
Mhay64 Mhay64
Quote:
Originally posted by spunkmonkey
Not my type of book.
Same. I wouldn't think its for everyone.
08/30/2012
Rey Rey
Have only read one random page.
I won't be bothering.
08/30/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
Dont like it
08/30/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by RemusHalifax
Do you think it's super sexy? Or do you think it's an inaccurate portrayal of the lifestyle? Or other?
It's okay.
08/30/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm not in the lifestyle - so I have no idea about that. I listened to it as a book on tape. My wife has heard that it's 'mommy porn' - I found it pretty tame other than a few spankings.
08/30/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
It's okay. I don't think the book speaks for everyone in that type of lifestyle though. Although, I'm sure *some* people might assume that everyone who enjoys BDSM has experienced some kind of emotional and/or physical trauma. :/
08/30/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
It's ok...I've read them to read them. However, I feel like the whole series is a bunch of sex scenes with little to no plot. It drives me nuts really.
08/30/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Complete and utter garbage. Anything that started off as fanfiction for an already terrible series of books (Twilight) obviously can't be any good.
08/30/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I never read them. I do not plan on reading them at any point.
08/30/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
I haven't read or heard any of them, and from what other community members are saying I won't be anytime soon.
08/30/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
my wife loved 'em
08/30/2012
ellieprobable ellieprobable
They are miserable books (I read all three!) and they do not portray BDSM accurately but they also aren't the worst thing I've seen.
08/30/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I haven't read them but I've seen various skits with people reading them comically and it's pretty hilarious.
08/30/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
I think it is 1 piece of material in a sea of like material.
08/30/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I haven't read them and don't plan on reading them. I've read just about every review on here about them and it just doesn't seem like the book for me.
08/30/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I liked it, so sue me?
08/30/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
To me this book is horrible, no offense to anyone who liked it, but it wasn't my cup of tea. I couldn't even get through it all.
08/30/2012
Kitka Kitka
I read all three of them and while I wasn't impressed with them, they did give me something new to read. I personally thought the story was just like any other romance novel but with added bdsm and a gratuitous amount of sex. I in no way think the 50 Fifty Shades of Grey is an accurate portrayal of the bdsm "lifestyle" and I can understand why some are offended by it.
08/30/2012
CountryPrincess CountryPrincess
I havent read them and i'm not sure if i want to or not, heard pretty mixed reviews on them
08/30/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
After finding out it was a twilight fan fiction, I refuse to read it.
08/30/2012
sasshole sasshole
i don't plan on reading it, ever .__.
08/30/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
Inaccurate, sure. Offensive? No.


I don't really love it, or hate it. I've read the first book, and I'm halfway through the second. I'll probably read the third, too. The story itself isn't terrible. The writing is awful, though.

I think that a lot of the problem with this book is that the hype surrounding it made it out to be this amazing kinky novel. In reality, it's really quite tame, so it will let several people down in that respect. On the other hand, several people read this book thinking it would give an accurate view of the BDSM lifestyle -- it won't, and it's not meant to. If you go into it just expecting to get a story and a little bit of sex, you probably won't be too let down -- if you can get through the dreadful writing.
08/30/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
I've never read it but from what I've heard and seen, it looks like a twilight for 'adults'. the cover is even similar and it's written as poorly.
08/30/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
havent read it
08/30/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Still slowly reading the first one.
08/30/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
It's pretty offensive to paint people who are into kink as only being that way because of childhood trauma, and that they can and should be fixed by pure, good love, because vanilla is the way that people really in love have sex. That's what I find offensive about it - Christian Grey is not a dom. He's a man who likes to hit women to vicariously punish his mother, and he found that BDSM is a socially acceptable excuse.
09/01/2012
Pixel Pixel
They're poorly written dreck, and it makes me sad that trees died to print the books.
09/01/2012
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