Wednesday, July 18, 2012

50 Shades of Gray Reaches 30 Milllion Worldwide

This is one great image of sexual bondage. Both of the people pictured here appear to be really into it, and particularly the woman's body is graceful and almost appears to be flying. And ladies, that's James Deen in case you are wondering. Image source: Sex and Submission.

50 Shades of Gray has now reached 30 million in sales worldwide, 20 million in sales in the U.S. alone, according to this report. This in an industry where 100,000 in sales constitutes a bestseller. There are even reports that the book is going to create a 50 Shades of Gray baby boom, as frisky moms read the book and, well, get frisky. They don't call it mommy porn for nothing, sweetheart! (Some are disputing that there will be such a baby boomlet. We should know either way in about a year!)

I think I've finally hit on a metaphor for 50 Shades of Gray that gives some idea of the scale of the phenomenon. Imagine an ordinary marina harbor, like this one. That's bondage erotica. Now imagine a huge cruise ship like this one sailing into that marina. That's 50 Shades of Gray. Now imagine a dude floating on a tiny orange inner tube being swamped by the waves created by the cruise ship. That's inner tube is Karg and that dude is me, and yes, I am shaking my fist in anger.

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