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There’s a Porn Parody of 50 Shades of Grey (Of Course), And Universal is Suing Over It (Of Course)


Universal Studios and Fifty Shades Ltd., which own the movie and book rights, respectively, to EL JamesFifty Shades of Grey trilogy, is suing Smash Pictures over porn parody Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation.

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The plaintiffs are calling the film a “willful attempt to capitalize on the reputation of the book,” which seems pretty clear given how it uses the same title. “By lifting exact dialogue, characters, events, story, and style from the Fifty Shades trilogy,” continues the lawsuit, “Smash Pictures ensured that the first XXX adaptation was, in fact, as close as possible to the original works.”

C’mon, Smash Pictures. I get using the same characters and story. You want to make a faithful adaptation of the BDSM-themed Fifty Shades, after all. (Not that Fifty Shades offers a particularly accurate portrayal of the BDSM community.) But the dialogue, too? You could’ve spent just a little bit of money to hire some out-of-work screenwriter and ended up with something much better than what’s in the book. Just sayin’.

So, to recap: Universal is suing over a porn rip-off a film version of a trilogy based on fanfic of another series. You know what? I don’t care that it might be inappropriate, I’m saying it: We need to go deeper.

I apologize for that. The next post will be entirely devoid of porn puns, I swear.

(via: The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Jacqueline Madden

    lmfao too funny! I never would have thought this was interesting but the way you wrote the article totally pulled me in!

  • Anonymous

    So where does it go from here? Does someone need to write fanfiction of the porn parody of the movie based on the fan fiction of the Twilight book?

    For once I fail to see a way to make this stupider than it already is.

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t they already making a movie? Since the book is essentially porn, won’t the movie be as well? So, they’re basically mad that someone is making a porno of their porn before they finished making the licensed porno…..right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.matson6 Mark Matson

    The supreme court has ruled that parody is a protected form of speech. It is just about the only time you can legally use Mickey Mouse, for example. Perhaps we have no reached a point where something is so bad it is not technically possible to make a parody!

  • Rebecca Pahle

    I think the next step is a graphic novel adaptation of the porn parody of the movie of the book of the fanfic of Twilight.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Universal’s case is that is that even though they’re saying it’s parody it really isn’t, since they just straight-out copied stuff without making any substantial changes. *shrug*

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/GigawattConduit Justin Carter

    How do you make a porn parody of a movie based off a “porn” fanfiction? Do you not have any sex? Do you show just really bad sex?

  • RC_cola

    Is it bad that I’m looking forward to the XXX adaptation rather than the Universal movie? I mean, if I’m going to be watching a sexy movie about BDSM I want the payoff. None of that fade-to-black or obscured-by-objects-in-the-foreground BS.

  • Anonymous

    but, if they didn’t have to make changes, and it still comes off as parody then, but, which, brain hurts…

  • http://www.facebook.com/RollerWitch87 Autumn Morales

    Sssshhhh…just let it happen. Ha!

  • Anonymous