Tag: Fifty Shades of Grey

The Problem with Fifty Shades and other Sex Movies – NSFW

I wrote this when the first Shade movie came out, but it still applies today.

Simply put: not enough full-frontal male nudity. (Hey, I’m Trashy. What did you expect?) When I asked my friend Paula if there was a lot of naked in the movie, her answer indicated the R rating was mostly one-sided. “Gah….so frustrating! Saw a flash of his penis in one scene, but a lot of his backside. Every nude scene of her was a totally naked scene, even showing her pubic hair.”

Update: Does Fifty Shades Darker go where few movie men have gone before?

How disappointing is that? Nudity in movies and TV should be equal opportunity for all. Women have been stripping for the camera for years. Why can’t men do the same? It’s unfair to female movie goers that we don’t get to see as many balls onscreen as men get to see boobs.

wheres-the-beefThat’s what I’d like to know.

What good are R ratings with warnings about graphic nudity and strong sexual content if only half the audience is satisfied? And don’t even get me started with misleading titles like The Full Monty. Magic Mike? Plenty of bare ass but no joystick. We can only hope Magic Mike XXL will have the balls to blaze new ground for male naked.

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Maybe if we boycott sex movies like this writer Hollywood will pay attention and give male nudity fair representation. In the meantime, enjoy this man butt gallery.

Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike

Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike

Chris Hemsworth, Rush

Paul Walker and Steve Zahn, Joy Ride

Paul Walker and Steve Zahn, Joy Ride

The Full Monty

The Full Monty

Disclaimer: this post was written in the tongue-in-cheek font. If you know of any movies with full-frontal male nudity, post the title in the comments. I need to do more research. 😉

Special thanks to the ladies of Trashy’s Happy Place for helping me with this post.

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Attitudes toward women and sex still suck

Last week this photo appeared on my Facebook timeline:


At first, I thought it was funny, but I started thinking about it (definitely overanalyzing) and it started to piss me off. While it’s true that some women’s magazines recycle and overemphasize their features about sex, I believe that women have the right to explore their sexuality without being ridiculed or shamed for it. I grew up in a home and church that squelched my sexual desires, and there was a time in my life when reading magazines like the one spoofed above was my only source of information. Reading romance novels (the ones my mom didn’t catch me with) was just for fun. 😉

I tried to let it go without saying anything, I really did, and I almost succeeded until I saw this just a few posts down the page:

LOTR Shades

Sigh. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is awesome, but there’s nothing wrong with women who want to read purely for pleasure. Fifty Shades of Grey made erotic literature mainstream, but writing sex is older than Gandalf. And people have been mocking it just as long.

The pervasive attitude that women’s sexuality and our choice of reading material is a dirty joke offends me. (And it takes a lot to offend Trashy. I’m just sayin’.) There’s nothing dirty about sex, romance novels, erotica, or even Fifty Shades of Grey. How many times and how many ways do I have to write this post before it sinks in?

Romance novels are good for women

Teacher judged for writing erotic romance

Enough with the Mommy Porn label

Why I wrote my first trashy romance novel

Why I write about sex

And more.

Tired of hearing about it? Good. Open your mind and lighten up. I’m off to bake some chocolate chip cookies now. 🙂

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Top 5 Reasons Reading Erotica is Good for You–What 50 Shades of Grey Teaches Us

Have you heard about this book called Fifty Shades of Grey? I’m not surprised. It’s everywhere. I even saw it on the shelves at my local grocery story. Like it or not, Fifty Shades is in demand. I’ve read dozens of opinions on why and how it became so huge, but the one I believe is this: it’s something people want.

Why now? Erotica has been around forever. I started reading romance novels in junior high, and writing them a couple years ago. The first ones I read were mildly titillating, piquing my curiosity and arousing my desire for more details. The more descriptive sex scenes, the better. That’s the appeal for me.

Fifty Shades of Grey struck a nerve. It fulfilled a need, appealing to the natural human desire to explore the forbidden, and creating a hunger for more. The general public has finally figured out what I’ve known for a long time: reading erotica is good for you!

Here are my Top 5 reasons why:

5. Sex is good for you. That might seem obvious, but did you know a good sex life can boost your self-esteem? I wish I’d known that when I was younger. Sex burns calories too, and anything that gives me a workout without feeling like work is always a good thing.

4. Picking up a dirty book is a great way to unwind and switch from good mom mode to naughty wife mode. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a magic button (uh yeah, there’s that button, but it needs a little warming up first.) 😉 My imagination is my most powerful sex organ and once I stimulate that, my body will follow. Trashy stories do it every time.

3. Reading erotica can teach you new tricks. Bored in bed? Looking for a new position or a new location? Erotic romance is better than an instruction manual. (And I know of at least one book that has pictures.)

2. Erotica allows you to explore forbidden fantasies without the risk. That’s a huge appeal for me. I was playing ‘what if’ with my favorite fantasy when I wrote Her Twisted Pleasures. All of the sexual satisfaction and none of the emotional danger. Hehehe

1. Erotica is sexually empowering. It’s not just mommy porn. Instead of waiting and hoping my husband understands what I want in bed, I go after it. Empowering readers—both women and men—has always been my primary purpose in writing erotic romance.

Whether or not the Fifty Shades books are well-written is irrelevant. Everybody wants some erotica, and Fifty Shades of Grey threw the bedroom door wide open. Come in and enjoy. 😉

Even Sith Lords want some

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