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Posts Tagged ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Having Some Performance Issues

jamie-dornan-dakota-johnsonSoccer dads, cat moms and even some red-faced teens are anticipating the Valentines Day 2015 is the 90-minute S&M boink fest 50 Shades of Grey, set for release on Valentine’s Day (how romantic!).

However, ticket sales may go flaccid after hearing this news: It’s not sexy enough. 

Wait, what?! *Gasping. Swooning. Regretting.*

Word from US Weekly is that stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are lacking that je ne sais quoi needed to make this movie a global success large enough to match the impact of the book that preceded it.

Take two is already getting…tied up.

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Adventures in Marketing: ‘Fifty Shades of Chicken’

Fifty Shades of Chicken Random House Today we bring you what is, without a doubt, one of our favorite marketing projects of the year.

First: You may have heard that Random House employees recently received hefty $5000 holiday bonuses thanks, in large part, to a certain obscure author/handcuff enthusiast named E.L. James.

In case you thought the publishing house couldn’t wring a single cent more from its whips-and-chains smash 50 Shades of Grey, you thought wrong: the company recently released a lighthearted companion piece in the form of a cookbook titled Fifty Shades of Chicken. It’s ostensibly a collection of recipes, but it’s really just an excuse to milk that juicy property ’til it’s bone dry.

Why do we love this project? We’re suckers for satire and clever, pun-filled copy, so we’ll just let the official Twitter feed speak for itself:

…and it keeps going, people. There is apparently no shortage of sexual innuendos in the culinary world.

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No, Senator Gillibrand Has Not Read ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long are two highly accomplished professionals running to represent New York in the United States Senate–and they both just happen to be women who often disagree about the most appropriate ways to address the issues now facing the state and the nation at large. This is a sign of a healthy democracy, right?

Well, last night, the two participated in a debate at Skidmore College sponsored by Your News Now on New York 1. They discussed matters of import like the “contraception coverage” mandate and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s decision to use $100,000 in taxpayer dollars as hush money in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.

This is all serious, relevant stuff, but we’re more interested in something that all women like: The E.L. James spanking expose 50 Shades of Grey. Every living woman loves that book, right? Well we thought so, but when the debate moderator had the audacity to ask the candidates whether they’d read it during the “lightning round”, they just laughed and laughed!

Now we’re confused. What did Social Times say about Election 2012 turning into a big joke?

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Free PR: ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan Art

We’ve heard about the power of digital fanfiction to elevate popular literary brands like Harry Potter, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey. But what about fan art based 0n movies and shows?

AMC’s cult hit “Breaking Bad” has inspired its own ongoing art project called Breaking Gifs—and this week, the Los Angeles-based Gallery 1988 will feature a series of posters and other works by painters, print-makers and graphic designers who chose to pay visual homage to their favorite show. Check out some images here, here and here.

While the exhibit’s organizers did not appear to work with AMC in any official capacity, their event obviously provides a nice organic PR boost for the show, the gallery and all the artists involved. Members of the cast and crew–including show runner Vince Gilligan–even stopped by the exhibit on opening night to say hello—and why not? Everybody loves a little free PR.

P.S. Did we mention that we really love this show?