I noticed that the 2002 film Secretary has been in heavy rotation on cable. In that classic, James Spader (the original Mr. Grey) introduced his Secretary (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to BDSM.
Given that the book is said to be outselling the Bible (while many say it is of dubious literary quality), the expectation is that women who fall under the category of breathing will probably line around the block (if not several blocks) to make the owners of Universal Studios rich. Well, richer. Well…
Not all pundits are convinced, however. An article in USA Today claims the movie is lacking in both intellect and prurience.
That, however, did not stop theater owners from taking measures to protect their theater seats from… 50 shades of, erm, wetness. We read a New Zealand blog post claiming that theatre owners have purchased plastic seat covers to prevent theatre seats from being ruined by women over-excited by the erotic scenes in the 50 Shades movie.
Will this film really have that effect on women? Or, is this like the gimmick used during release of the 1970 film, Mark of the Devil?
In that classic horror film, barf bags were included in the price of admission for movie-goers. Presumably, the scenes were so horrifying, people would lose their cookies.
Hmm… do you think someone should hand out barf bags for this film?
I have a better idea for which I would appreciate a share of the royalties.
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