Love it or hate it the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon is amazing. The way it’s touched so many lives. For some people it has opened the doors to reading, some it has helped spice up their sex life or even some have found a new self confidence to explore what has been taboo for a long time. Is the book perfectly written? No, but not many are. Is the portrayal of BDSM lifestyle accurate? NO, but this is fiction (I am glad it did raise awareness that people who live the BDSM lifestyle are not pervs or weird, they are everyday people who embrace their sexuality. It also shows BDSM is not taboo). What I got out of reading it was a few hours of enjoyment, angst, sexiness and being totally enthralled and captivated by Christian Grey.
I’ve met LT, a wonderful woman through author Lorelei James’ group on Facebook. Not only does she LOVE all the books Lorelei has written, she has a special fondness for FSOG. We were talking one day and she told me she wanted to share her Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey that she wrote for a story telling/poetry slam in Chicago a while back. I LOVED it and asked her if I could share it with all of you. She said she would be honored. Without further ado here is LT Sullivan’s Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey. ~ DiDi
Ode to Fifty Shades
My story begins on a cold, brisk sunny day at the Oak Park Library. The holidays were finally over and the forecast was calling for some pretty nasty winter weather. In preparation, I perused the aisles for some books on public speaking. Then a thought drifted in, “Hey, grab a good fiction novel, too.” I hadn’t been reading much fiction lately, so I didn’t even know what was good anymore. Suddenly, a headline from the Yahoo homepage pops in my head: “50 Shades of Grey movie now filming. Rabid fans going wild with anticipation.” Like the Grinch, a secret, wicked smile slowly spread across my face. Oh Yeah! Didn’t she sell like 60 million copies! I’ve got to see what all the fuss is about. I sneaked the book in between my other books and that night waited until everyone was fast asleep before I cracked it open and spread it’s pages wide.
Then BAM!! It was like an IED went off in my mind! I was completely unprepared for my physical response to the story. That shit was HOT, really HOT. And just like that, the slumbering vixen, the sex kitten within me, woke up. Well, that’s kind of putting it mildly it was more like Uma Thurman getting an adrenaline shot to the chest in Pulp Fiction!
I finished the 1500+ page trilogy in 3.5 days. Then went back to the beginning and read it again, slowly. I wondered, what happened to me? I used to be hot and ready to go all the time. When was the last time I even had this kind of kinky fun? Oh yeah, I remember….
It was our first vacation without the kids, 5 years ago…For our anniversary we’d rented a cabin in the Ozarks and took a road trip to southern Missouri. As the miles ticked by, we enjoyed each other’s company, then we noticed a billboard: Bob’s XXX Emporium. The Largest Selection in the Midwest!! As the exit approached we hatched a plan.
I became Shelly, a journalist assigned to review products for a magazine article. He became Rick, horny truck driver passing through looking for some stimulation. We proceeded to seduce each other playfully, but fully in character. We left Bob’s XXX with an assortment of toys, oils and restraints. After stopping at a restaurant for dinner to “get to know each other better” we arrived to our cabin at sundown, built a roaring fire and enthusiastically tested and rated each item. Man! Good times….Good Times!
My husband and I have been together 17 years now and sex has gotten very comfortable and routine. All the really good stuff is reserved for birthdays, holidays and vacation. My poor inner vixen had been lulled into a virtual coma by the busyness of raising 3 kids, running a business, and everything else.
50 Shades of Grey popped my cork and let the genie out of the bottle. Now I can’t put her back in, nor do I want to. But now I’m turned on ALL the time! In order to give my hubby a break, I’ve had to channel this intense sexual energy into life through savoring delicious meals, being enraptured by beautiful music, getting stroked and pampered, and just allowing my senses to be caressed on a daily basis. Thanks to those hot little black books, I’ve started making love to life rather than just getting fucked by it.
LT and her husband
And just in case you have been in outer space or somewhere with no internet or TV, here is the video for the FSOG trailer. ~ DiDi
Please note this is a post about someone’s positive experience because of FSOG. No bashing of the books or the movie please, any such comments will be deleted.