Steven gave me the most amazing note, actually. He said, give me your war face, and the camera’s gonna move across. And as you feel it come up in front of you, I want you to de-age yourself by 20 years. So you’re 29, and then when you see those machine guns, you’re nine years old. I want to see the child in you. And I just thought that was one of the most astonishing acting notes I’d ever been given.
- Tom Hiddleston
Hello. I would like to address all the idiots out there. Again.
Well, not ALL the idiots, cuz that would take all of my time and I’m just selfish that way. No, specifically people who are still bashing the Fifty Shades book series. Yeah, it started as a Twilight fanfic. Get. The. Fuck. Over. It.
There are probably thousands of published books out there that started as fan fiction for some other god damn story. There are no similarities between Christian Grey and Edward Cullen beyond a proximity in hair color. CG: megalomaniac bazillionaire dominant. EC: broody vampire that sparkles.
Anastasia Steele is a college graduate with a backbone. Bella Swan is a broody high-school graduate who gets knocked up and keeps the baby that kills her. Wow. Oh, they both have brown hair…. but that’s about as far as the similarities go.
My intention isn’t to bash the Twilight series. I actually like those books. My point is that however the Fifty Shades books got their start, they deserve to be read on their OWN merit. After all, millions of horny suburban housewives can’t be wrong. Sex sells. Good sex sells really well. E.L. James knows what she’s writing and who she’s writing it for. If you didn’t like it, donate the book to Goodwill and go back to Danielle Steel.
And as an update to my rant, who CARES how many times Ana says “Oh my…” or how many times the word “murmur” is used. God, what are you, the fucking word police? Like I said, and I’m sure the numbers will back me, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. We like it. Fuck that, we LOVE it. And we will defend Christian and Ana to your detriment.
We <3 EL James for what she has brought to our lives.
Props to the Master, y’all.