This article is brought to you by the second Blaugust 2020 Promtapalooza topic presented by the new to me and awesome blogger Dragonray of Azerothian Life: What is some popular piece of content/media that seems to be universally loved that you have never been able to understand?
Game of Thrones was the first thing to pop into my mind, so I could definitely pick the same answer that Dragonray did. However, I decided to throw some shade (pun intended) at another seemingly popular piece of work that makes my skin crawl just thinking about it…
Yep. 50 Shades of Grey, the super popular erotic fantasy every woman apparently loves. Whelp. This woman sure as hell does not.
I suppose you could call it unfair of me to hate on this without coming within 10 meters of the novels and wanting to hurl every time I saw a preview for the movie version back in 2015.
Don’t care. There are some things you know you’re just going to hate based on common knowledge. This is one of those things.
The premise is essentially that a bastard billionaire bribes an innocent young woman into becoming his sex slave, and then I guess they do a ton of crazy poorly worded BDSM things to each other. He seems like a pretty disgusting creep to me, but I guess it’s all an acceptable dreamy fantasy because he’s “hot” and rich.
Sorry if you like it, but that whole concept just sounds super fucked up to me.
I don’t understand its popularity. I remember overhearing some of fellow female coworkers saying how excited they were to go see the movie and how much they loved reading the books. Plus this novel series thing has sold millions of copies in 52 different languages. And the movie version made over half a billion dollars worldwide at the box office… huh.
I just… really don’t get it.
To be blunt, being paid by a “sexy” billionaire to be banged in a bunch of weird ways just isn’t at all my idea of a dream romance. I have never been happier to identify as asexual!
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