Happy Valentine’s Day, sweethearts! Tighten your straps and practice your safe words, because we’re getting kinky with 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey!
The lovely Katie Rife (The AV Club) joins us to discuss Sam Taylor-Johnson’s joyless adaptation of EL James’ dangerously unsexy
Twilight fanfiction novels detailing the dom/sub love affair between clumsy ingenue Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and brooding baby-billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). In between, we discuss issues of kink, consent, the dark underbelly of Christian and Ana’s relationship, and the film’s troubling absence of dong. Also, some fun Mad Libs of one of the book’s steamier segments!
Enjoy our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game below!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREY:
- Any time someone talks up how amazing/talented/smart/sexy Christian is (complete with Ana swooning)
- Every time you see the color red (the red room, conference tables)
- Whenever a new over-the-top slow jam comes on the soundtrack
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Ana shouts in the climactic argument, “Why does it have to be like this?!”
Next episode, we swim into the depths of Academy Awards speculation with our Oscar special, where we’ll talk about Guillermo del Toro’s Best Picture nominee The Shape of Water!