My Favorite Commercial, Gaga, & 50 Shades of Grey

~~~~50
Shades of Grey     (daddy, skip
this part, please)

If you haven’t heard about ‘50 Shades of Grey’ yet, I assume
you’ve been on vacation in some faraway land, like, Timbuckfuckingtoo.

 

Everybody is talking about it.  All the women’s book clubs are reading
it.  And several of the women I know are
already on their 3rd book of the series.

 

It’s burning up  bedrooms all over the country with silver balls, whips, ice-cream, and red lipstick….

 

One of my friends admits,
“I’m blushing & feel guilty reading this!”

 

That’s okay, honey, we all know you’re a very naughty girl.

 

Anyway—

 

In the nutshell,  it’s
about this rich- as-hell Greek God named Mr. Grey who is 50 shades of  dysfunctional,  masochistical,  & dictatorial wickedness.

 

But it’s more than that,
or women wouldn’t be soaring  to
the bookshelves….They can’t keep 50 Shades on the shelves.

 

The author,  EL James,
has hit a female nerve.  Big time.  Even Good Morning America & Dr. Drew are
discussing it on their shows.  Oh, & she just sighed the movie rights for LOTS of money.

 

EL’s  followers have termed  her books,  “Mommy
Porn.”

Yeah, the writing is corny & clichéd.    And
if I hear ‘My Inner Goddess’ one more time, I may go maaaaad…

 

But I just ordered the 3rd book for my Kindle, as well.

O0000h, Myyyyy!

~~~~I Dig This
Commercial  ( Fab )

 

~~~~I looooove this Motivational Speech By Gaga

~~~Dear Reader,  Have you read 50 Shades?  If so, what are your thoughts?   Why do you think this book hit a nerve w/ women?

 

 

~~Do you have a
question for “50 Shades of Grey” author EL James? Tell ABC News!

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114 comments

  1. Vidya Sury says:

    :-) Fan Fiction. I saw a review of this on Lynn’s site (All Fooked Up) and found it quite hilarious. This is a take off by the fans of the Twilight series. (Should I be spanked for the spoiler?) I think the book cover is cool, isn’t it? Your “review” is hilarious.

    That commercial is cool – I was wondering where it is going 😀

    Gaga always rules. Just looking at the number of people assembled there is mind-blowing!

    Still laughing over your comments about 50 shades of Mr.Grey…Hugs, Kim! Love ya!

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Sandra,
      She does. She just sighned a huge movie deal.

      The writing is quite midiocre, but the sex is gquite ood <3 Xx

  2. Kim, I read “50” but all the hyper-sexuality started to bore me after a while. Here we have this 21 year old virgin (already asking me to suspend belief), who turns into a kinky submissive in about 5 minutes flat. Whoa!

    I adore that Fiat ad. And Gaga! Two out of three ain’t bad as Meatloaf says!

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Linda,
      I agree…

      I don’t know why I kept on reading! I guess I wanted to know if Mr. Grey changed.

      You. Rock. Like. Gaga. <3 Xx

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Pam,
      I am not sure why this book is doing so well…

      The writing is not mind-blowing, but there is something….

      Perhaps we all just desire to read a bit of FLUFF & Shit. Xx

  3. Ellen says:

    Working in the publishing industry, 50 Shades has been enjoying a huge amount of “air time” (and blog time, and review time, and…). Did you know it started life as Twilight fan fiction? It is on my TBR list, and I anticipate regularly scheduled cold showers. 😉

    The commercial is charming and, ultimately, hilarious. As for Lady Gaga, I am such a fan of her music, and her mission.

    Enjoy this lovely day, Kim! :-) xoxo

  4. Kim,

    I have not read 50 Shades of Grey yet. I’m trying to figure out how to get it on my Kindle w/o my 11-year-old coming across it! :) I’m sure I will. I’ve read bits of it on different sites. The writing is not very good. But who am I to judge? I’d love to have my not-very-good writing hit sales like that. (You know, once it’s published!) But there must be something about it to make it such a hit. (I bet men like it even more than women because I think there’s a lot more sex going on in suburbia right now!)

    The Fiat commercial rocks.

    Lady Gaga rocks. Have you signed up for her website yet? http://littlemonsters.com/

    Oh, and Kim, you rock most of all!

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Charlene,
      The writing is not very good. True.

      But this author hit on something the women like…

      It’s strange. It would be fun to discuss w/ a bunch of people.

      Xxx Love to you, dear.

  5. Lola says:

    Honey, I don’t read porn, I create it. Just without the video cameras and bad music.

    BUT if this book helps to spice up the sex lives of a bunch of horny middle aged women who are a little bored after 10 years or so of the same ole same ole?
    I say, Go Grey!

      • Lola says:

        Well, by today’s standards you are probably not middle aged. Personally, I plan on living and harassing other until around 110. Therefore I am absolutely NOT middle aged. As a matter of fact, if we are just looking at maturity? I am a child. I’m thinking you and I are probably the same age with that perspective 😉

  6. Irene says:

    I love that Fiat ad! I love the FIAT 500 Abarth!!

    Gaga rocks!

    No I haven’t read 50 Shades. Haven’t read Hunger Games or Twilight. I just don’t read. I know, I’m pathetic.

  7. mamawolfe says:

    Oh my dear, I haven’t read it…maybe I should! But I think the reason this book, Gaga, and others have made such a splash is that women just know that we ROCK and are finally getting momentum behind us…slowly but surely it will come.

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Mama A,
      I soooooooooo agree.

      —-a girl at work gave me her Kindle and said READ THIS…

      or I swear, I would have never read it <3

      Now, I’m a bit hooked.

      Xxx

  8. Oh dear. I hadn’t heard of it either. Had my head up my butt coping with life I guess. I will add it to my someday pile. That said there are fouir very big piles of unread books here already. Sigh.
    Cyber hugs.

  9. I’ve not read nor heard of 50 Shades of Grey (though I have often thought I resided in Timbuckfuckingtoo :)).

    Burning up bedrooms all over the country you say? I must explore… ;-0)

    You’re a super star and baby, you were born this way!! ~ Yay, Blasting GAGA right now!!

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Dearest, Kelly,
      Yes. Explore.

      And cook /bake something that reflects what you’ve read. Haaa.

      I can tell you that they do something w/ vanilla ice-cream. Xxx <3

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Jessica,
      If you have other books on your list, do not waste your time..

      this is more of a summer, fluffy, nothing, sexy read…

      Xxx

  10. Well, I just returned from Timbuckfuckingtoo and must admit that I missed the news about ‘50 Shades of Grey’ — haha! Thank you for updating me! Maybe I’ll take a look at it right after I finish the biography of Abe Lincoln I’m reading 😉

    I loved the Lady Gaga ad — very INSPIRING! Thanks for being eternally hip and still being friends with me! XOXOX

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Linda,
      I snickered about you reading the bio of Lincoln…

      ….cuz 50 Shades is soooooo just the opposite of anything decent, historical, or valuble.

      I mean, it’s not going to make you a better human being or anything.

      It is just fun, sexy, and dirty. Haaa

      Xxx

  11. Never heard of the book. I live in the boonies with cows and an Alpha Hubby who keeps me tied up. Literally.
    Saw the commercial; cute for a car that looks like a souped up mini-cooper or a stretch VW
    Except for her potty mouth, loved Gaga’s speech.

    I believe in YOU, Miss Kim.

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Dear B,
      It might give you a few ideas for when he comes home…

      but believe me, it is really OUT THERE. Xxx <3

  12. Monica says:

    Kim, I recently heard about this book for the first time and all of a sudden I’m seeing it everywhere. So you recommend it? May have to check it out. Once I finish the Hunger Games, that is. 😉

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Monica,
      I do not recommend it…

      but I say try it … see if you like it.

      It’s a good summer read. I’d like your book review on it <3 Xxx Kissss

  13. Stasha says:

    I just got back from Timbuktu :) But I love that little Fiat devil. Also I feel like that every time I walk into the garage and see my 10year old minivan. Don’t judge!

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Mandy,
      it should be out in South Africa. Let me know what you think…

      and remember, it’s not going to win the Pulizer. Xxx Kissss

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Lorraine,
      The book is quite sexy, dirty, and not well written…but it has it’s highlights…
      I read that they cannot keep it on the shelves…

      Read it, give your review…. & Cook something reflecting some of the content…

      that would be cool <3 Xx kisss

  14. Dad says:

    Kim, I did as I was told, I did not read 50 shades of grey. I think that fiat commercial was the best
    Super Bowl commercial hands down.
    Love You Better Than The New Fiat
    Daddy

  15. elizabeth says:

    Damnit- I ordered the book! 2 friends, – a man and a woman talked about it with me last week, so I turned off all the lights and ordered on Amazon under and assumed name. :-) xxxx

    • Hey, Shell,

      ~~~~ the only reason I read it is because a girl from work
      literally gave me her Kindle and said READ THIS OVER THE WEEKEND.

      I did. and Now I’m hooked.

      No. the writing will not blow you away, but the sex might <3

  16. Kim, I’m absolutely living under a rock–no doubt about it! I never heard of the book, but I know all about the Fiat commercial. Very funny, soooooo Italian. (When I rent a car in Sicily, it’s always a Fiat 500, and I luv it.)

  17. I’m kind of a geek. I actually hadn’t heard of this book. But I have no doubt that it will be brought up in our book club because, even though I’m totally not aware of what is cool, my girlfriends are:) And we would all love a little spice in our worlds right now! I mean, I would. I would like some spice. Extra heat. Yeah, um, I think I’m revealing a bit much right now:) I will stop there.

  18. I do so love that commercial…I still crack up every time I watch it.

    I haven’t hear the GaGa song you speak of…I do so love that beautiful voice of hers though.

    God bless ya and have yourself a glorious week sweetie!!!! :o)

  19. Mercy says:

    Am too young to comment on this post. Therefore, I will leave very fast.

    Signed:
    Young young pretty friend from Kenya!

  20. Sandy Webb says:

    I live in Timbuckfuckingtoo and watch very little TV so I have not even heard of this book.

    I guess I will have to check it out.

    Although the whole “Mommy Porn” reference kinda grosses me out…..

    Hugs & Kisses for you my dear!

  21. Liz says:

    I have some friends reading it…so may break down and buy it on my Kindle. I just hope my kids don’t start browsing through my books :/

  22. Aurora, HSP says:

    Haven’t read it but you’ve made me want to seekit out. I suppose I’ll be watiing in a library line but by then, it may be all over the net, too, lol. Thanks Kimmy xo

  23. Oh, I caved and sprung for the Grey thing at Costco last weekend. Haven’t read it yet.

    If anyone wants good bondage erotica, let me recommend Roni Loren and Eve Berlin. THEIR books are hot AND well-written.

    Must admire Lady Gaga, in all her translucent plastic glory. Doesn’t look like a real comfy outfit though, does it?

  24. Ann says:

    Okay, I have to admit, I’m living under a rock! I’ve never even heard of this book! However, the good news is my rock is painted pink and tastes like chocolate chip cookies!

  25. Emily says:

    Oh gosh, I’ve never heard about 50 Shades of Grey, but then again, I really HAVE been vacationing on an island in the middle of nowhere, so…yeah. I’m intrigued!

  26. Pure Complex says:

    I’ve never read the book.. and I will be honest I never heard of it. But I will definitely have to check it out on my Kindle. I love reading books off that thing. Cheaper on my pocketbook too :)

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Pure,’
      I love love love my new Kindle.

      I have the letters large
      and I can Savor them MORE now…. <3

  27. Kelley says:

    I have heard of 50 Shades of Grey, but I haven’t read it. I know it is super, super popular. That commercial is cute! I wasn’t expecting that twist. I also loved that speech from Lady Gaga. She definitely inspires tons of people!

  28. ed pilolla says:

    this book is really hot. it’s interesting to see what catches fire out there. really popular things get the love and the hate. it’s kind of interesting. i agree with you that people like fluff. sounds like it has really tapped into that feminine fantasy of being dominated in the bedroom. i also think it has to be a good storyline, or at least decent, in order to keep people reading.

    • I agree, ed,

      ~~what catches fire generally doesn’t need to have GREAT content.

      It’s a shame .. in a way.

      All my friends are going crazy over this one. The author was at the right place at the right time, I guess.

      Xxx <3

  29. Unknown Mami says:

    Are you kidding me? I am so far out of the loop. I heard a slight mention of it in a FB group I’m in, but that’s it. Right now the only Mommy porn I’m getting is when I’m lucky enough to get some sleep and have a dirty dream.

  30. Jessica says:

    Wait…so, 50 Shades of Grey isn’t some new hair color??? lol. I have been living under a rock. I’ve heard the title thrown out on some of the shows I flip through during the daytime, but I had no idea what they were talking about. It sounds interesting, however. Maybe I’ll check it out.

  31. Ameena says:

    Until about 20 minutes ago, when I read about this book on another blog, I hadn’t heard about it! I guess I HAVE been living under a rock. It’s located at work. :)

  32. Brenda says:

    I love these sorts of success stories for writers. It’s such a hard industry to break into these because suddenly every one is writing books and blogging, looking for instant stardom. See an writer break is gives me chills. I confess (don’t hate me) I am just not a Gaga fan. I like her voice but she isn’t someone I go out of listen to. Sorry. Love’d the visuals …

  33. No big surprise that women need some titillation in their lives too. And I’m always happy for successful authors.

    Which leads me to the question, is this the genre you are going to write in one day? You have the right pluck for it.

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Dear FL.

      Absolutely NOT!

      Shades is a fun read, but not my cuppa tea <3

      My first book will be about my sister Kay! Sisterhood, mourning, domestic violence,……

      Can’t wait to read yours, dear.

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