Was 50 Shades too Disney/Darcy-esque for you?

(15 Posts)
ACEdge Tue 25-Feb-14 01:33:57

I was debating with friends last year if 50 Shades was too Disney for others or just me? It felt like the classic rich man rescues poor damsel with an almost liberating sexual twist - thoughts?

nettlefairy Tue 25-Feb-14 08:00:24

Ah - was typing. Response and my iPad deleted it!! Totally agree!! It's like a Disney film with added nipple clamps! I'd be interested to know what you make of Layla (nina de la Mer) which I'm reading at moment and which people have been discussing in comparison to 50 shades - not anything like but I think a much more relevant and honest look at sex. What do you think?!

ACEdge Tue 25-Feb-14 15:53:39

Ooh nettlefairy I pleased someone else thinks the same - haha on the nipple clamps, I TOTALLY agree! I was hugly disappointed... I wanted a real honest look at sex. But seems I've been slammed on the relationship thread / section for my views their ... I ranked my lovers and seems that's considered weird and cruel :-(

I've not heard of Layla - but now going to look it up, thanks for the tip. Hmmm.

What does Layla have that beats 50Shades?

nettlefairy Tue 25-Feb-14 20:14:47

Oh dear - going to check your other thread to see the damage! Ignore them - the whole point of this site is that you are allowed to type stuff like you did! good on you? Layla is totally different - more gritty reality than romance but v modern and honest. Let me know if you find a better 50 shades of Disney! ;-)

nettlefairy Tue 25-Feb-14 20:16:07

I meant to say good on you "!" Not "?" !!

RubyrooUK Tue 25-Feb-14 20:21:12

I found it deeply unsexy. Mainly because Christian is such a control freak and wants to ban Ana from seeing her friends. I found that a bit repulsive instead of attractive.

The actual sex parts - blah. Not particularly pushing the boundaries.

(Tough crowd. grin)

PenguinsEatSpinach Thu 27-Feb-14 13:52:53

It was the appalling cliques in the writing and general nastiness of the relationship (it isn't BDSM, he's just not a nice bloke) that put me off. I see what you mean about Disney with nipple clamps though.

SirChenjin Thu 27-Feb-14 13:55:26

No - it was just shite. I can't even bring myself to consider it beyond that.

DontHaveAtv Thu 27-Feb-14 14:32:48

I just found the writing terrible. Also the fact that he was a control freak was a turn off. The whole repetitive-ness of it all.

Basically I thought it was shite.

Yonineedaminute Sun 02-Mar-14 12:28:10

No - it was just shite. I can't even bring myself to consider it beyond that.

Exactly this. The very fact that I am 100% sure that I could write a better novel means that it is just not worthy of any kind of analysis at all.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Mar-14 08:44:24

What yoni posted x100, it was an appalling book and actually I'll judge anyone who thought it was 'sexy' and that CG was anything but an annoying sex pest who who wouldn't take no for an answer!

nettlefairy Sun 16-Mar-14 20:00:54

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mondays-Part-Emily-Dubberley-ebook/dp/B00IRQIU8I/

this looks interesting - the first chapter an erotic novel by Emily Dubberley, Blue Mondays, is released at midnight tonight. There's a story about it on page 14 of The Times and the Daily Mail has already picked up their story too. The piece favourably compared it to 50 shades....might be worth a look!! Not sure how to do links on this but hope this works...

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1388004.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_03_15

yummystepford Sun 16-Mar-14 20:04:47

It completely is Disney and porn for grown women!! I found it a bit boring and too obvious!

yummystepford Sun 16-Mar-14 20:07:00

Also, bared to you, I was told it was meant to be far better than 50 shades and tbh I found it worse. I literally kept turning back pages to see if I had skipped pages because throughout the whole book I couldn't see why or how it any point to show them falling for each other. Iyswim? It made the whole story difficult to buy!

LEMmingaround Sun 16-Mar-14 21:35:19

Nup, it was just shit - utter drivel

If you want to read about BDSM, read "the story of O" but be warned, it will probably put you off.

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