With the popularity and discussion about 50 Shades of Grey, with the movie being out for awhile now, I thought I would repost this review of the three books… or at least my conclusions of trying to compare “reality” of M/s, D/s to what was written in the books.
Back in August, I decided to read the trilogy “50 Shades of Grey.” The purpose of the reading was to learn the language, concepts and situations portrayed. Ultimately, by knowing those, I could speak to what was similar and different between the relationship portrayed by the novels and our own M/s relationship. It would make for a better conversation and perhaps I would find something to appreciate in the books. I have to admit that I went into this with some pretty big assumptions and bias. A vast majority of my friends in the M/s and leather community did not like the books. I had read very bad reviews and seen funny videos. Despite that, I went into the books with a “just the facts, ma’am” attitude.
After reading all three books, yes I read all three, I have the following results. I should warn you, there are spoilers in…
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