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50 Shades

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OK trying to get the forum chatting again am I the only person who has not read the book and have no wish to see the film?

Am I missing out on something or am I better not bothering?

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OK trying to get the forum chatting again am I the only person who has not read the book and have no wish to see the film?

Am I missing out on something or am I better not bothering?

Thought it was all about eye shadow?  wink.png

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I've not read it nor have I a desire to. I was watching a TV show where they asked people if they had read it and pretty much all the ones who had said it was rubbish. However the same people then admitted that they had gone on to read the others in the series, which were rubbish too !!!

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I have not read the books nor do I want to, and I have no inclination to see the film. From what I have heard from reviews on tv, the film is rather a disappointment. The Loose Women gave it 2 and 2 and a half out of ten! Plus they had a little nap during the showing!

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No, not read the book, nor intend to see the film. When we were on, I think it was Oceana, just after the paperback came out, I was clearing out the cupboards when packing at the end of the cruise and there at the back of a cupboard was a copy of Fifty Shades - and no I didn't take it out - just pushed it further to the back of the cupboard incase the steward found it and thought I'd been reading it. I didn't really know what it was about at that time - nor do I now really!

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My wife has read it, not really said much about not that I'm bothered, me I think it is just Female Porn, If I was caught reading one of Hefners Mags she would go crazy,

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No, not read the book, nor intend to see the film. When we were on, I think it was Oceana, just after the paperback came out, I was clearing out the cupboards when packing at the end of the cruise and there at the back of a cupboard was a copy of Fifty Shades - and no I didn't take it out - just pushed it further to the back of the cupboard incase the steward found it and thought I'd been reading it. I didn't really know what it was about at that time - nor do I now really!

Excellent story Annieuk....seems the previous cabin occupant had also been hiding it!

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Rita read all 3 books and would like me to see the movie with her. Should I or shouldn't, that is the question? From all the photos of people standing in line to see the movie it appears they are mainly women!


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This is a poem relating to this from my aunt in USA - I don't know the origin….

 

 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (a husband's point of view)

 
The missus bought a paperback,

down Shepton Mallet way,

I had a look inside her bag;

T'was "Fifty Shades of Grey".

Well I just left her to it,

And at ten I went to bed.

An hour later she appeared;

The sight filled me with dread ...
  
In her left she held a rope;

And in her right a whip!

She threw them down upon the floor,

And then began to strip.

Well fifty years or so ago;

I might have had a peek;

But Mabel hasn't weathered well;

She's eighty-four next week!!
  
Watching Mabel bump and grind;

Could not have been much grimmer.

And things then went from bad to worse;

She toppled off her Zimmer!

She struggled back upon her feet;

A couple minutes later;

She put her teeth back in and said,

I am a dominater !!
  
Now if you knew our Mabel,

You'd see just why I spluttered,

I'd spent two months in traction

For the last complaint I'd uttered.

She stood there nude and naked

Bent forward just a bit

I went to hold her, sensual like

and stood on her left tit!

Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;

My god what had I done!?

She moaned and groaned then shouted out:

"Step on the other one"!!
W
 
ell readers, I can't tell no more;

About what occurred that day.

Suffice to say my jet black hair,

Turned fifty shades of grey.

  

  
I hope I havent offended anyone but I thought it was a shade funny……
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Only Maddie admitting to seeing this film, Thomas Bowdler would have approved of this thread.

My excuse by the way is that I have a cinema card and I see them all.

Well we had an early smile in that the French gave it a rating as suitable for 12 year olds (don't you just love them they never miss a chance to poke fun at the prudes at the other side of the Channel).

Then some publicity that the lead couple could not stand each other (the male lead apparently wanting to stick to the book and losing the argument to the female lead and director).

Then surprise, surprise, the film critic and arch film buff of the Daily Telegraph gives it four stars out of five, indicating a well made film cleverly avoiding the "dross" in the book.

So what is the plot all about, male domination of the female, clearly a fantasy.

Mid-way through the film we see the punishment room and it reminded me of the sex scandal a few years ago involving the then president of the governing body of Formula One Max Mosley and the classic put down by one of the team seniors, "what Max does in his own private dungeon is his own business".

Overall the French got it about right for this film with the sex and violence significantly less than to be seen in any episode of "Game of Thrones", so if it's showing in the ship's cinema you do not need to sneak in, it's just a harmless fairytale.

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