Just like before with “twilight” we the more intelligent audience members will be subjected to the popularity of a movie based on a book that was a fan fiction of an atrocious set of books. I, of course, mean “50 Shades of Grey” which was based on “Twilight”. Even the author E.L. James has admitted this herself when asked about the origin of the book.
That part aside, the entire story seems rather convoluted, trite and tried. For one, the setup seems a little too similar to the story “Bad Behavior” by Mary Gaitskills, which was made into the film “Secretary” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Even James Spader’s character is named E. Edward Grey. Already the suspicions start mounting, don’t you think?
If there are doubts, have a look at the trailer for yourselves: Secretary Trailer (2002)
And for those who think that “50 Shades of Grey” is still the best “erotica” or “BDSM” fiction out there, I have a reading list for you:
“Lady Chatterly’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence
“Bad Behavior” by Mary Gaitskill
“The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice
“Exit to Eden” by Anne Rice
“The Story of O” by Pauline Réage