Alt. life: 50 shades

50Well, it won’t be long now… the long awaited, over-hyped and – in many quarters – already despised release of the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey is finally going to hit the cinemas.

Let’s hope the movie is better than the book – although that wouldn’t be all that difficult to achieve – but quite apart from the dubious literary value of Erica Leonard’s writings, the 50 Shades trilogy has attracted controversy right from the start, beginning as an x-rated ripoff of Twilight, from which it allegedly borrowed heavily, up to the point at which the books gained massive mainstream popularity, garnering (quite rightly, in my opinion), a good deal of criticism from BDSM communities about its wildly inaccurate portrayal of the lifestyle and concerns about the way in which the novels fail to address significant failings in their commentary – notably in the manner in which they condone scenes that can be considered emotionally abusive and fail to adequately address the matter of consent.

SL, being what it is, has more than its fair share of D/s communities – both roleplay and lifestyle – probably because it’s ‘private’ and allows people to indulge in fantasy without ever having to bring it out into the arena of real life. Personally, there is nothing about the SL scene that attracts me at all – it’s terribly contrived, overrun by utter numptys and morons, and involves far too much typing and explanation of what’s going on… it is, to me at least, rather boring.

Ho hum… but isn’t ‘boring’ exactly the reason that a million housewives every day pick up a 50 Shades book and say, ‘I’ll have a bit of that, thank you very much’?

s. x

Who wouldn’t want a good girl, a soft hand, a gentle woman for a gentleman?
He said, “It’s been fine so far but after a while I want more than a soft style.
I want some slashes to go with those long eyelashes.”
Recoil – Breath Control


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