First of all, my apologies to EL James. I'm not being dismissive of your work or success. You found something to titillate the human consciousness. It's a little sick and twisted, but hey, you're laughing all the way to the bank. You dirty, dirty girl.
My real bafflement stems from people (particularly fictional characters) who think being dominated is sexy.
Does being at the choker end of a chain really turn you on? And what kind of weirdo likes getting smacked around? In the old days, they'd put you in therapy for low self esteem issues.
I won't call myself an old fuddy duddy because...well never you mind what kind of sex I've known, but I've been around.
If you come at me with a whip, you're going to walk out without testicles. I don't care how much money you've got.
Being some rich guy's smackin' cushion isn't my idea of fun. My hams aren't made for bruisin'. You know what I'm saying?
I'm tired of heroes with control issues. You want control? There's your rudder. Control that and then I'll believe you're man enough for me.
All I know is if a guy wants to climb my twin peaks he better make it worth my while.
Rub my back. Clean my house. Give the dogs a bath. Weed my garden!
Now that's amore.
In the interest of full disclosure, I've not read these books, but several of my friends have and they filled me in on the details. They assured me they only read the books for research.
Yeah...I didn't believe them either.
Are you curious about the movie? Have you read the books?