Fifty Shades of Over-Commercialized
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If you’re not already sick of hearing about Fifty Shades of Grey, the racy adult trilogy that has taken the book (and BDSM) world by storm, you soon will be. The risqué series of seemingly-endless riding crop whipping, flogging and shower sex is set to become a major commercial brand, producing (to start) lingerie, apparel, sleepwear, bedding, fragrances, beauty products and “adult” products. Author EL James has appointed Caroline Mickler Ltd. to handle licensing of the dozens of products that are set to hit shelves.
The trilogy is already set to be made into movies, the first one possibly starring Kristen Stewart or Scarlett Johansson as the virgin-turned-sex slave Anastasia Steele and Ryan Gosling (YUM!) or Alexander Skarsgard (DOUBLE YUM!) as Christian Grey. To see one of these two men half-naked for two hours is cause enough for me to check it out, but buy branded panties? Um, I think I’ll pass.
I can see it now: middle schools everywhere infested with “I <3 Christian Grey” tees (who else is going to buy them?). Schools ban all Shades-related products because of the series’ lewd story line. People erupt in anger because of the whole “free country” thing. Chaos ensues. You heard it here first, folks.
Well, on the positive side, it can’t get more annoying than Twilight. Or could it?
Posted by Erin