People have been keeping me very entertained since my rant about Fifty Shades of Grey on Saturday. It seems I’m not the only one with a set against the movie … and book.
Nic wrote a comment saying: “I thought it was a book about graphic designers and how their selection on pantones would excite anyone’s font. It is about sex? How boring!”
Geoff sent me a link to some of 50 Sheds of Grey’s funniest spoof tweets at Tickld.
Megan then sent a link to a story about how a book inspired by 50 Sheds of Grey was outselling the original book. In it, Mr Grey finds himself caught between his wife’s eagerness to try new things in the bedroom and ‘the love between a man and his shed’.
There’s a cookbook, 50 Shades of Bacon, which its website describes as: “An erotic cookbook that delves into the full bacon experience. Ok, it is not erotic at all, but it is a tongue in cheek delivery of some great bacon recipes. Everything from basic bacon bits to bacon ice cream to bacon au gratin and alfredo.”
And a Pride and Prejudice mash-up by “William Codpiece Thwackery” called “50 Shades of Mr Darcy” which includes lines such as ““Mr Bennet sat taciturn, staring at his magazine and waiting for the invention of television” and “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good riding crop must be in want of a pair of bare buttocks to trash.”
Someone with way too much time on their hands has even created a Lego version of the movie. The Huffington Post writes: “Have you ever wanted to see your favorite yellow childhood toys engaging in some soft BDSM? Now’s your chance …”
There’s even a Broadway show … 50 Shades! The Musical: “50 Shades! The Musical is the original parody of Fifty Shades Of Grey, the greatest novel of all time. 50 Shades! The Musical tells a sexy, hilarious story chockfull of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names. Come see a show full of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music)! ”
And this morning I did my own 50 Shades of Gym Torture … with these nasty looking bits of equipment. Every now and then a bloke accidentally wanders into the sculpt class to give it a go. They NEVER last more than about 10 minutes before sneaking back out … which I’m guessing will be the same with 50 Shades of Grey …
So it might be a dreadful book and an appalling Valentine’s date movie, but at least it’s made people think (about ways to make fun of it).
Spotted any other good parodies?
Song of the day: The The “Uncertain Smile”