Fifty Shades of Grey on the Screen, Fifty Shades of Grey…

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I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey or seen the movie (I’m not the right demographic, I guess), so I can’t comment on whether or not it’s any good. But I’m cynical about how well the “erotic” part of the fiction can be adapted into a mainstream Hollywood film. I would think the book’s strength, or at least its appeal to millions of women (mostly, women), would be the baroque descriptions and the reader’s own imagination. If the story’s not there, it’s not going to work as a film unless they really pull out all the stops. The reviews seem to confirm as much. I know the movie will have an audience regardless and probably be a massive hit and spawn two sequels to finish out the trilogy. Maybe after that they can rebrand Fifty Shades as an anthology on HBO or Showtime, where they’d be free push the envelope. Commit to fifty episodes (maybe 10 a season for 5 years?) and make each one a new story. A sort of Grey Shoe Diaries. What’s David Duchovny up to these days?

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