Ok Scuttle, I don’t know if you’ve had time to read the book “50 Shades of Gray” by E.L. James so here is a quick synopsis, thank you Wikipedia:
“The plot traces the relationship between recent college graduate Anastasia Steele and manipulative billionaire Christian Grey. Steele is required by Grey to sign a contract allowing him complete control over her life as well as a non-disclosure agreement, something that he's required from all of his previous submissives. Upon learning that she is a virgin, Grey agrees to have sex with her in order to prepare her for later encounters, fully intending that the contact would be signed. As she gets to know him, she learns that his sexual tastes involve bondage, domination and sadism, and that childhood abuse left him a deeply damaged individual. In order to be his partner she agrees to experiment with BDSM, but struggles to reconcile who she is (a virgin who has never previously had a boyfriend) with who Christian wants her to be: his submissive, to-do-with-as-he-pleases partner in his "Red Room of Pain.”
Prattle: And then there’s this:
Several studios, including Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal Pictures entered bids for the film rights to the trilogy, with reports stating that James was requesting to retain some control during the movie's creative process. On March 26, 2012 it was announced the rights had been secured by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. It has been reported that Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard, and Ashley Benson have expressed interest in acting in the film.” **I read after this, that Universal picked up the rights.
Prattle: Uhhh…yeah, Ian… *slurp* as Christian?!? Yes please! Sir, please! Thank you, please Sir, please!! Alexander Skarsgard? Hmmm…interesting…but what really would they be able to put in the movie?
Scuttlebutt: Um…. WHAT? Ian? Alexander? *drools uncontrollably* Well… I haven’t read the book and the truth is that I am not really into that BDSM stuff (or I’m too afraid to admit it even to myself…) but I think it would be quite an interesting sight for my pretty eyes… *grins* And Ashley Benson wants to act in the film… uh huh… uh huh… *nods*
Prattle: I think if you explored it, you would be a Dom for sure..go out..explore! *winks*. I can understand it to a degree, not the kind that is all about pain and degradation. I can see how letting go and being submissive would be great!! I can see some business owners (or something) needing to let go of all their power for a bit and just take it. I can also see the workers that have to take the owners crap (not literally, that’s gross) being dominate. Roll reversal roll-play I guess.
Scuttlebutt: Really? Me? A Dom? Ughh…. Hmm…
Prattle: @cynde had showed me a video of my Gerard Butler for Christian, but I think he’s too old at this point. A younger Gerry, say from Tomb Raider, would have worked WONDERS!!! But Christian is supposed to be under 30, Gerry’s age is showing now. NOT THAT I MIND!! I would love to create a BSDM with a Gerry type… I think he could pull it off verra well, verra well indeed.
Scuttlebutt: Your Gerry huh? *snickers* I don’t know if I could see Gerry as a BDSM type… I think that BDSM is about control… having control over somebody, leaving control to someone else. I would prefer him to be as brute as he can. *giggles* No control for me please!
Prattle: Oh, I think he’d make a great looking Dom on film…or in a Red Room in my head..yes yes! And yes..MY Gerry! *giggles*
Prattle: I guess they could leave a lot to the imagination, make it more psychologically sexy instead of overtly-in-your-face sex. Then it would be porn!
Scuttlebutt: Yes but PLEASE don’t let them make it a PG13 movie like they did with the fade to black scenes in Twilight! And porn… *cough* I’d like to watch some Alexander porn… I wouldn’t mind at all…
Prattle: I think………………………..oh sorry, got lost in the idea of Alexander porn.
Scuttlebutt: Let’s both just take a second (or an hour) of imagining that………..
Prattle: I think I was expecting more out of the book, for it to be more like Master of the Universe, which of the parts I read of that (thank you @bellaflo for suggesting it a long time ago!) did have my panties bunched up in a wad!
Scuttlebutt: Well, I haven’t read that or that but I take your word for it! :-P
Prattle: Of course it isn’t going to win awards, simply on content…but it was an ok read. I think I read it in less than 24 hours. My only hope is the second book is better than the first one.
Scuttlebutt: 24 hours…? Lucky Mr. Prattle… *grins*
Prattle: We were going to discuss the differences between the Shades books and BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) books.
Scuttlebutt: Were we…? I’m sorry but I have lost my mind to Alexander porn…
Prattle: *drools* We are easily distracted, aren’t we?
Scuttlebutt: Distracted? Of what? Oh! You mean the post… uh huh…. Alexander nekkkiddd…. Mhmm…
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Prattle: I’ve mentioned before that I think I like the BDB books better than the first Fifty book because. 1) Vampires
2) They protect their women (the one that is into bondage is the one that gets tied up and stuff)
And 3) Vampires.
Scuttlebutt: Can I add 4) Vampires into the equation?
Prattle: Good point, yes you may add your number 4.
Scuttlebutt: Don’t forget the Vampires point!
Prattle: I know she had to tone the book down from what it was, but I really wish she hadn’t..that was what made it sooooo great, and to quote Wikipedia “mommy porn”. The pleasure part and how they interacted had a much better flow..whereas BDB was HAWT right from the get go. Of course, I could have too much Kink in my system..it could just be me.
Scuttlebutt: *pats your back* Don’t worry sugar… you are in good company here… pervy fishy…
Prattle: Wikipedia states that “A reviewer for the Ledger-Enquirer described the book as guilty fun and escapism, but that it "also touches on one aspect of female existence [female submission]. And acknowledging that fact – maybe even appreciating it – shouldn't be a cause for guilt." I can agree with this statement! *looks back at the pic of Gerry licking the corner of his mouth* Ooooooooh yeah….Laters baby… *winks*