Tag Archives: Fifty Shades of Grey

SFF, Romance and Abuse Narratives

Yesterday, I came across this great post by Foz Meadows about the frequency of abusive romance narratives particularly in media aimed at teenagers. The post is a response to a post by someone named The J. Gatsby Kid, in which … Continue reading

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The disparate reviews of Jupiter Ascending

The Muggle mainstream world is all agog about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie at the moment. I have zero interest in either seeing or discussing that film, so I’ll leave you with this article from the New Statesman and … Continue reading

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Gotham, Agent Carter and expanding universes

We’re currently experiencing something of a golden age of comic book adaptations both on the big and the small screen. As a longtime comic book reader, I’m thrilled about this, though I realise not everybody is. For example, I just … Continue reading

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Gone Girl, femme fatales and fear of women

Last week, I thought I was the only person in the world who found the success of Gone Girl, both as a novel and a film, troubling. But it seems I’m not the only person who dislikes Gone Girl after … Continue reading

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“Not your typical suburban wife and mother”

First of all, my post about the latest review debate got linked on Metafilter. Some good discussion over there, too. Then, Riverfront News, a St. Louis based newspaper, published this extensive profile of Nebula and Clarke Award winner Ann Leckie, … Continue reading

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Of She-Hulk, Romance and Soylent Green – The Latest on Gender and Genre

While I was away (photos coming soon), the controversies about gender and genre didn’t dry up. I already blogged about the all women Nebula winner slate and how the usual suspects are pissed off about that. If you can stand … Continue reading

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The Telegraph on Sex

Apparently, it’s “Let’s talk about sex scenes in fiction” week at the Telegraph, for there are no less than four current articles about literary sex. First of all, Julian Barnes, poor dear, laments that modern authors are feeling the commercial … Continue reading

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Twilight, Religion and Misogyny

At The Hooded Utilitarian, there is a fascinating essay by Mette Ivie Harrison, herself a Mormon writer of YA fantasy, about how Twilight relates to Mormon beliefs. Found via Sherwood Smith, where she also shares some observations made during a … Continue reading

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Between the Years Linkdump

At The Guardian, Emma Brockes rants about the flood of Fifty Shades of Grey knock-offs. Personally, I don’t mind the Fifty Shades style covers at all. At least they look classy, which is a big step up considering what erotic … Continue reading

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The Mayan Apocalypse fails to appear, so here’s a non-post-apocalyptic linkdump

So the Mayan apocalypse failed to appear today to very little surprise. Though since the Mayas did not specify the exact time the world is supposed to end, we may not be out of the woods yet. However, today school … Continue reading

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