Topic: EL James

Fifty Shades Of Grey Magazine Is The Best Thing To Come Out Of This Ridiculous Phenomenon

Fifty Shades Of Grey Magazine Is The Best Thing To Come Out Of This Ridiculous Phenomenon

We were sure that this Fifty Shades of American Women magazine was a hoax, but it turns out we were wrong! Topix Media Lab has put out an intelligent, well-researched magazine that interrogates the world of E.L. James’ books and provides some tongue-in-cheek tips for playing Ana and Christian with your significant other. Click through for previews of the articles, and find out how to get your own copy! More »

We Should Be More Outraged That Someone Is Publishing A Fifty Shades Of Grey Fanfic As An Original Novel

We Should Be More Outraged That Someone Is Publishing A Fifty Shades Of Grey Fanfic As An Original Novel

It’s like Inception with bad erotica: E.L. James wrote a Twilight fanfic called Master of the Universe that became the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, and now an author named Casea Major is publishing her Fifty Shades fanfic The Darkest Shade as a paranormal erotic novel called Devil’s Brand. Confused yet? Outraged? You should be. More »

Why I Hate Fifty Shades Of Grey (It’s Not For The Reasons You Think)

Why I Hate Fifty Shades Of Grey (It's Not For The Reasons You Think)

Bad writing is not why I find Fifty Shades of Grey to be repulsive. I hate—hate—this book because it conflates BDSM with abuse. Because it features an emotionally abusive man preying upon an insecure young woman and calls it a relationship. Christian Grey is an abuser. He is emotionally unavailable, emotionally abusive, and sexually exploitative. His complete disregard for his partner’s comfort, experience, and emotional well being are contemptible: he gets his pleasure at the expense of his partner. More »

Fifty Shades Of Funny: The Best Of The 50 Shades Of Grey E-Cards

Fifty Shades Of Funny: The Best Of The 50 Shades Of Grey E-Cards

So, let’s say you just finished reading every book in the illustrious Babysitter’s Club collection and you’re looking for something a little more racy. Might I recommend the novel Fifty Shades of Grey by Charles Dickens? (He writes under the pen name EL James, but rest assured it’s him.) It’s a wonderful peek in medieval architecture and it how it impacted the peasant uprisings in Eastern Europe. Think Goosebumps, but scarier.  There’s one fabulous chapter where a knight ties up a damsel and leaves her in “distress,” if you know what I mean.
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