Episode 15 – Fifty Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Kait, Renata, and their guest Anna of Bellwether Friends read Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James! Their inner goddesses are all annoyed at how much they felt compelled to defend this book. Sure, it’s unconventional to have a modern college-aged protagonist who doesn’t own a computer, but once you get over the initial shock, it’s really not as bad as we thought it would be. Plus: our inaugural game of The Rock, Paper, SNIKT! and a dramatic reading of the infamous tampon scene.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Anna’s Fifty Shades Readalikes Project

In Defense of Fifty Shades of Grey (Sort Of)

Oh  Joy, Sex Toy’s Fifty Shades Review by Erika Moen (NSFW)

“Does Kinkphobia Color Criticism of Fifty Shades of Grey?” by Catherine Scott

“The Real Fantasy of Fifty Shades of Grey” by Alyssa Rosenberg

“The Trouble With Prince Charming or He Who Trespassed Against Us”  by Roxane Gay

“Sex, Lies, and Fifty Shades” by Leslie Bennetts

Candy pairing: Anna says Sugar Daddys, Kait says generic Valentine’s chocolates, Renata says bachelorette party chocolate.

Coming up next: Middle School, The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson.


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