Taking A Stand


Everywhere I go online today, there is shit about Fifty Shades of Grey. I guess there’s a new trailer out, or maybe it’s the first trailer.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to not be interested in this trailer! Not only am I not interested in the trailer, I am not interested in reactions to the trailer!

I can’t wait to not see the actual movie., just as I couldn’t wait to not read the book or learn anything about its author. I admit to having a perverse fondness for really bad writing, and the few excerpts I saw were weapons-grade awful. So kudos to whatshername who wrote it.

Who would like to join me in taking a pledge to not watch this trailer? Maybe we can come up with a badge or membership card or something.

The state of pop culture is so abysmal that it may seem pointless to single out one offender as being too base or stupid to countenance. But I’m drawing my line anyway.

Big deal about bondage, S&M, doms and subs. Just don’t bother me with fifty shades of anything unless it’s red lipstick.



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16 Responses to Taking A Stand

  1. Sam says:


  2. Ali says:

    Dammit I have to. I went to school with Dakota Johnson for a year. Wild slut!

  3. Rosie says:

    Happy to take a stand to not see trailer, not see film and not read book. I can only deal with so much bad writing, and however long ago it was I read the Twighlight books, and am as yet unable to read more bad writing for some time to come.

  4. Blighty says:

    Well said, great post! I am proud to have been one of the few mothers at the school gates not to have been wittering on about that damn book. But despite not having read it, I really enjoyed doing a parody of it on my blog – managed to get the gist from all the quotes online. Sadly I have seen the trailer, a friend sent it to me just to wind me up. There was a helicopter in it and a glider, so I am now wondering if I watched a promotional video for the Civil Aviation Authority or our local aerodrome by mistake.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Have and will continue to ignore all shades of grey
    except on skin. The book; “9 1/2 Weeks”, pretty
    much said it all.

  6. Bevitron says:

    I can only count to ten.
    Shade, like for a lamp?
    What’s a grey?

    Eager to pledge my dedication to ignorance!

  7. Debbie says:

    I read a few pages and COULD NOT GO ON I was so insulted. Ugh.

  8. Steph says:


  9. annemarie says:

    You obviously couldn’t have written a better 50xshadesofgrey, but why don’t you? There are millions ready to slake your thirst!!!

  10. jlynn says:

    I was contentedly ignorant of the fsog awfulness until my son tricked me into listening to an excerpt read by Gilbert Gottfried… I’m so committed to the trailer watchlessness pledge that I’m changing my safeword to “DON’T LOOK!”

  11. annemarie says:

    Shit, I meant COULD HAVE written! Godammit, and I thought my reference to your earlier post about 50 Shades was so clever.

  12. Dj says:

    I lived 50 shades of grey, so?

  13. Dru says:

    Not watching it either. I had the misfortune of attempting to read the book (someone said it was smutty Twilight fanfic and I like fanfic even if I hate the original work sometimes) and even I couldn’t get past the first chapter.

    Which is not even where the sex stuff starts, I just couldn’t digest the idea that the heroine is apparently a complete idiot with no life. And the hero sounded like an ass.

  14. sharnek says:

    red lips, red nails. I know of no reason to wear any other colour.

  15. Suspended says:

    50 shades of merde

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