Everybody Is a Critic…of Fifty Shades of Grey
February 19, 2015

fifty shades of grey poster nyc subway graffiti

I spotted this pithy critique en graffiti (a graffitique, if you will?) at the 23rd Street subway station, in the heart of the Chelsea gayborhood. It’s the end result of someone literally can’t even with Fifty Shades of Grey, but definitely can with a Sharpie. Guess they aren’t hot for contract law, either.

Oh, Chelsea: the library is closed, but the David Barton Gym is always open.

Strike That, Please: A Contractually Obligated Review of Fifty Shades of Grey
February 15, 2015

fifty shades of grey dakota johnson curious

To answer the question above: Don’t be.

The following is a binding review between Nobody Puts Baby in a Horner (heretofore referred to as The Blog) and Fifty Shades of Grey (heretofore referred to as The “Movie”):

1. Let it first be put to record that The Blog didn’t want to do this, but several of The Blog’s friends were drunk on Strawberry Andre when we saw the movie and insisted upon a review. Said friends owe The Blog. A lot.

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It’s Valentine’s Day, So Here’s a Brief Scene from The Night Porter
February 14, 2015

THE NIGHT PORTER - American Poster with reviews

BDSM is so hot right now, so in honor of Valentine’s Day and other less than conventional sexual power dynamics, here’s a brief scene from Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter, which was the Fifty Shades of Grey of mid-seventies art house cinema:

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Blistering Eroticism Alert!!! Here’s the Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer…with LEGOs
February 9, 2015

50 shades of grey lego

Seeing as I was basically on blog hiatus the past few years, I never got to check in and take the pop culture temperature when things got Way Too Hot to Handle, which is clearly what happened when E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey was unleashed upon us all. From the subways of New York City to the one time I flew to Davenport, Iowa for and saw a group of middle-aged women on the flight all pull out their copies with the choreographed synchronicity of a Busby Berkeley number, that book was inescapable. In 2012.

Does Fifty Shades of Grey still have any zeitgeist-y momentum these days, or was it but a flash in the contempo-pop pan? Judging by this LEGO remake of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer made by Antonio Toscano, Fifty Shades has still got it (for now). This trailer is Safe for Work, but keep your fainting chaise close and your clutching pearls handy. You know, just in case:

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