As you might have imagined, Ariel and I have had lots of thoughts about the Fifty Shades movie. It’s with considerable excitement that I can share one of my more carefully considered ideas about it with all of you, which you can read (get excited) over at NPR.
I have a new freelance piece on NPR’s pop culture news and analysis blog Monkey See, If You’re Looking For Stories To Challenge Taboos, Forget ‘Fifty Shades’. It’s about our willingness to break taboo about sexual content in “high” art as opposed to “low” art, and how the difference between them ironically demonstrates an unwillingness to do so at all. Go read it! I talk about Fifty Shades, Y Tu Mamá También, and why we seem to care about breaking taboo when we do.
This is also a good time to announce that next week, Bad Books, Good Times is completely dedicating coverage to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. We didn’t feel that writing a single review and being done with it was our style, so we’re taking a break from our books and writing about the movie all next week? Is it overkill? Pffft, like Fifty Shades is anything other than overkill.
See you for Fifty Shades snark next week, and over at NPR today!