With the ‘50 Shades of Grey‘ trilogy topping the bestseller lists around the world – and given that its title is just begging for our attention – it seemed obvious that we should attempt to hijack a few misplaced web searches bring our own style of humour and parody to the phenomenon.

That Fifty Shades of Grey started out as ‘Twilight’ fan fiction is well documented. It does leave me wondering where the next blockbuster will come from. Could the Kirk/Spock slash fiction writers finally get their day in the limelight? If the next best seller features the erotic adventures of ‘Church’ and ‘Speck’ then I, for one, won’t be at all surprised.

(If you’re not familiar with the many and varied forms of fan fiction, this article from The Guardian might just open your eyes to a rather diverse, and often disturbing, new world…)

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G1: What are you reading?

G2: Fifty Shades of Grey.

G1: Oh, you mean that human book about a woman who is in a submissive relationship with a control freak.

The book that's full of sexual encounters — sweating, panting and writhing around in erotic abandon.

G1: An instruction manual in the ways of sado-masochism, filled with rubber and leather, restraints and punishment.

A book that explores a type of love that bucks social norms and
conventions in favour of exploring the darker side of human sexuality.

G2: Erm… no. It's just a colour chart

[Scene shows that "Fifty Shades of Grey" is just a paint colour chart, filled with samples in various shades of grey]

G2: I'm thinking of re-decorating the bathroom.