Question – What Is The Big Deal With The 50 Shades of Gray Movie?
Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that this movie trailer was released last Thursday:
Now some of you are all a flitter and some of you are like me…not so much all a flitter.
First let me say that I have not read 50 Shades. I have no desire to read it either. But I can understand that, for those who had never tried reading a book with ‘that kind’ of sex in it that it would be have been enticing, intriguing and maybe even
a little bit a lot naughty. It created a huge boom in erotica sales and turned many non-romance readers into romance-book-devour-ers.
I am both happy at this and not. Happy because it’s nice that romance book sales received a boom. Not happy because many publishers have moved their focus from releasing many books from my favorite genres (urban fantasy and paranormal romance) to pumping out copious amounts of contemporary romance/erotic books. And apparently, these ‘new to romance’ readers only wanted to read carbon copies of 50 Shades because that is pretty much what hit the market with a vengeance. *sigh*
Now let’s talk about this movie. I have been told by those who have read the book that the ‘extra-naughty’ factor is what draws so many in. And apparently, the extra-naughty is extra extra and graphic. So if this is the ‘best’ part of the book, how on earth is the movie going to be as good as the book (or better, as movie people are hoping)? The scenes I have heard about sound like they could only translate perfectly to porn on the big screen and we know this movie is not rated as a porn movie.
And many of you who were avid romance readers before 50 Shades was even released found that while the book had some entertainment value, it was no way to be considered a ‘great book’. So why the hype over the movie? If the movie can’t capture the book’s main draw properly (the ‘extra naughty’ factor) and if the book is mediocre at best, what is the big deal with the 50 Shades of Gray movie?