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Anonymous asked: What do you think of the whole 50 shades of grey??
Many people don’t know this about me, but I was a High School English teacher for one crazy year. That was about the time Twilight was hitting it big. So, like a good teacher, I diligently read Twilight. I thought I should know what my students were reading.
Of course, having just finished up a Masters in English Lit, I was completely appalled at the backwards, unfeminist, whimpy, and just plain awful story. However, when my students complained that they HATED reading, I never hesitated to hand over my copy of Twilight for them to borrow.
Why? Because all it takes is that one book to change someone’s outlook on everything. I knew that if my students read Twilight there was a good chance they’d love it and go searching for more books. Better books.
50 Shades is Twilight for adults. It even started as Twilight fan-fiction.
Do I like it? FUCK NO. I couldn’t make it past one third of that asinine, unrealistic, abusive, fairytale drivel. That said, I’m happy (albeit annoyed) that it’s out there.
I love that bored, unhappy, dissatisfied, and otherwise unengaged people everywhere are thinking, “I want that," and searching eagerly for it. Sexuality shouldn’t be shunned. It should be embraced…. in all its healthy, awkward, weird, beautiful and interesting permutations.
My hope is that people won’t stop with 50 Shades…. that they’ll go out and discover many other intriguing erotic novels (some of which are far, far more complex, interesting, and titillating). Stories like:
- The Story of O
- Venus in Furs
- A Single Man
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
- Delta of Venus
- The Boss
- Tipping the Velvet
- The Beyond Shame Trilogy
- Concerning Littleton (I haven’t read this one yet!)
- The Grandmothers (swoon)
- and more
I also hope that they won’t stop at reading. I’m hoping they’ll start talking and acting and expressing and fuuuuuuuucking.
Casey’s the bombdiggity, yo.