Upper East Side Ladies Getting Hot and Bothered Over Bondage Book

02/29/2012 12:37 PM |

Is this some kind of Twilight crossover? I dont know.
  • Is this some kind of Twilight crossover? I don’t know.

This is kind of adorable, actually. I guess fancy UES moms are all getting worked up over the Fifty Shades trilogy, a sexy sexual 1200 pages of smutty BDSM erotica.

“Fifty Shades,” an erotica trilogy dubbed“mommy porn” by some, is rapidly becoming a cult hit among Manhattan women, who are exchanging well-worn paperback copies and excited whispers about the book’s “red room of pain” (a sex playroom) while meeting at Fred’s at Barneys or parent-teacher conference nights at school.

“The person who recommended it to me said, ‘It will make you want to have sex with your husband.’ And it did!” says the mother, who asked not to be named.

I mean, it sounds like basically a book about a bosomy college student getting tied up by a rich dude, which if you have done any reading dirty stories at all is a pretty well-explored subject, but for some reason I find the idea of these fancy ladies getting all horny on their kindles with each other very cute. Good job, ladies. Keep liking sex.

And while we’re on the subject, for further reading on romance novels, allow me to recommend this piece you might have missed in the Awl by the always-flawless Maria Bustillos.

4 Comment

  • It is some kind of Twilight crossover. Google it, it started as Twilight fanfiction (called Master of the Universe back then), and as such should never have been published, not even by a wanna-be publisher. That photo manip, on top of using an actor’s likeness without his permission for a commercial venture, is just the rotten cherry on top of this heinous cake.

  • Bad fanfic, bad BDSM practices, terrible writing. That so many are titillated by this story is a sad commentary on a lot of sex lives.

  • This trilogy is nothing but a joke. The fic (especially the second part) was TERRIBLE. The author did nothing but use her readers (or as she calls them, “fans” or “bunker babes”) for her benefit and rip them off. She gained “fans” via twilight fan fiction then proceded to pull her fics to publish when she knew that she had a big enough “following”.
    This is a sad joke that doesn’t even deserve to be called “literature”. It befouls the word and is an insult to those TRUE new authors who are trying to make it out there in an honest way. This book got into the NYT best seller list. I mean, REALLY?! Is this what we’ve come to? So sad.

    You can read this for free. Don’t waste your money.

  • C’mon people. It was never supposed to be Charles Dickens. It’s fun, quick and mindless reading. And YES it does make you want to have sex with your husband. So just take it for what it is. This is not supposed to be literature. But hey, if you work full time, have 3 kids and want to chill out and get some ideas for your personal life… why not?