Fifty Shades of Grey
Thug Notes is now on TV! Here’s my special episode on Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James – as featured on BET’s new show, The Xperiment.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2011) | Written by: E.L. James | Published by: Vintage Books
Fifty Shades of Grey Book
Summary & Analysis
Thug Notes on BET! – Sparky’s Short & Sweets
What it do, blood? This yo boy Sparky Sweets, PhD, and today we gettin freak nasty wit 50 Shades of Gray by EL James.
Pasty white girl Anastasia always doggin on herself, thinkin she ain’t got da swagger to make boys holla. But all dat change when she meet Christian Gray- a rich playboy who got foreign whips, helicopters, kinky-ass fetishes, and a freakin’ SEX DUNGEON. Gray don’t wanna jus tap dat ass, he wanna OWN dat ass- BDSM style.
Brutha even throw a contract in Ana’s face dat gonna make her his true-blue sex toy. But in da end, girl start realizin’ dat SHE got da power, not only in bed, but in her life too. Naw I’m sayin?
Fo those of you dat seen my Youtube channel, you know I’m usually playin da classic lit game. But dis book right here got my mind spinnin. How has it sold SO many copies?
Sho, da book ain’t without it’s smart sh**. Like peep dis symbol, homeboy- when Ana up in Gray’s office, she see a bunch of regular- ass objects painted in a way dat make em look next level- foreshadowin’ da change Ana gonna make from basic bitch to a confident, independent woman.
Or later when Ana drop in at da sex dungeon, she talk bout it lookin like a red “womb”- which is straight up symbolic of Ana’s rebirth in to a mo’ complete person, ya feel me?
But as literary as EL keepin it, dat can’t be why errybody so geeked bout dis book. Here’s what I think: We livin’ in a world where bidnesses get so damn powerful dat even da law can’t touch em; where yo skin color can be the difference between an opportunity and a bullet; where society want nothin mo’ than put you in a box and DEFINE you. So maybe people love 50 Shades, cuz like Ana, we feelin trapped in a world where we ain’t got no control. And what’s sexier than seein her nut up, GIT dat power, and find some self-respect?
Or maybe people love it cuz of all da dicks and titties.
Hit me up on my Youtube channel Wisecrack and get learned on some more smart stuff. Peace y’all.