Friday, March 16, 2012

The obligatory Fifty Shades of Grey comment

There are three lessons here.

The first lesson is that women are more driven by shame than men are. This book took off because of e-readers. It's porn, by the way, and it is selling in huge numbers to women. But, and this is the really important part, the vast majority of copies sold are for e-readers.

The difference between men and women is not that women aren't any less enthusiastic about getting dirty than men are. What a woman doesn't like is the thought that the everyone else on the bus knows she is getting hot and wet reading porn. Actually doing it doesn't bother her at all.

The second lesson is that a lot of women are turned on by the idea of being dominated sexually. Like or hate it, and I know a lot of people hate it, the evidence is overwhelming. Every single study ever done of women's sexual fantasies confirms this. Which is not to say that every woman wants to actually do it but the percentage of women who get turned on by the thought is probably about the same as the percentage of men who like watching professional sports.

The final lesson is that, to her eternal credit, author E.L James spells "grey" the better way.

1 comment:

  1. I m excited for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I am really happy for the casting.
    Charlie Hunnam has finally responded to rumors that he's a favorite to play Mr.Grey's role.
    Dakota is perfect for Anastasia Steele.
    Dakota Johnson