Bad Romance: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie adaptation of the book of the same title, written by E L James, premiered this weekend–just in time for Valentine’s Day! The irony, of course, being that the book depicts scenes of sadomasochism–not exactly “traditional” fodder for romance.

Did I read the book? Well, not exactly. I did start, but ended up falling asleep shortly after the elevator kiss. Luckily, there’s a sort of “Cliff’s Notes” version of the book online for readers with short-attention spans like mine.

Although softcore fiction is not exactly my genre, the hype surrounding the book recently magnified by the release of the the film in theaters has created a phenomenon that has become impossible to ignore. So in the spirit of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” here are a few photos of JAMIEshow Alejandro and Grace posing as the very “unconventional” couple of the best-selling novel. Notice the MacBook Pro and bottle of Bollinger in the spanking scene as well as the miniature replica of “The Contract” in the portrait of Christian and Ana.

Ice and Wine

50 Shades of Grey

Christian and Anastasia

February 14th used to evoke visions of chocolates and roses, but thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey, I guess we can now add whips and chains and the like to that list?

I think I’ll stick to traditional romance, thank you!

Portrait Session: JAMIEshow Tatum
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  1. LeeAnn wrote:

    I think I’ll stick with the roses and a box of chocolate. P.S….I didn’t read the books and your version of Fifty shades is all I’ll be seeing. 🙂

    • Tori wrote:

      I’m with you, LeeAnn! A super dark, bitter chocolate is just about the only “torture” I’d allow my husband to inflict on me! Seeing as how the movie got a mere 27% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, I think I’ll be skipping it too.

      What a couple of “vanilla” ladies we are! 😉

  2. Paul wrote:

    I am writing a paper for college on Pop Culture’s Perception of BDSM and would love to utilize one of your Bad Romance images in the article. All credit will be given to you for the image and will not be portrayed in a manner unbecoming to the image’s original intent. I look forward to your response.

    Very Respectfully,
    Paul Davis