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Fifty Shades of Grey

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Dress Like Six From Battlestar Galactica

ATTN: Battlestar Galactica fans/coslpayers/fans of swanky clothes: Anovos Productions has introduced their new Six line, which includes the famous red dress and the jewelry she wears with it. The pair will set you back $320 plus shipping, though, so maybe just do what you have been doing. (Fashionably Geek)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Doctor Who Lady Cassandra Cosplay

This is Hannah Bockenfeld at last month’s Chicago TARDIS. Via an e-mail from her father Don: “She did all the work on her costume except for cutting the styrofoam and drilling holes in the PVC pipe. She even put the grommets in Cassandra’s skin (ouch).” Now that is (wait for it) moist impressive. Lauren Rapciak has more pictures from the con.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Wine-o-Saur

Alternatively, a dino wino. (For sale at Uncommon Goods, via That’s Nerdalicious)

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Good News Everyone!

Charlie Hunnam Sees the Light, Quits Fifty Shades of Grey

My headcanon is that Ron Perlman talked him out of it, and you can’t convince me otherwise.

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And So It Begins

Fifty Shades of Grey Casts Its Christian & Anastasia

The long wait is over, Universal/Focus Features now has its leads for their Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation – Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

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Surprising No One, Makers of Fifty Shades Porn Parody Settle Lawsuit With Universal

In case you missed it, Smash Pictures has made a Fifty Shades of Grey porn parody. Why did they need to make a porn parody of something that is already erotica? Well, because Universal Pictures has licensed the movie rights to Fifty Shades of Grey for their own movie adaptation, but planned as rated NC-17. The smaller studio was originally countersuing, but has just dropped its suit.

Which is good news for folks who write and enjoy fanfiction. Or for everybody who posts anything online, really, because their counter argument was that since Fifty Shades of Grey was initially publicly posted online as Twilight fanfiction, it was automatically part of the public domain.

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Makers of Fifty Shades Porn Parody Countersue Universal, Claim the Book is Public Domain Because Fanfiction

So you may have heard that there’s a porn parody of Universal’s putative NC-17 rated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, even though Universal hasn’t even cast it yet. And some of those among you who were not aware are now surely nodding and saying “Yes, this was inevitable.” Well, it was also inevitable that Universal would sue the Fifty Shades porn parody for copyright and trademark infringement, which they are doing.

But what wasn’t inevitable was that Smash Pictures, the makers of Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation, would come up with an even moderately clever counter suit.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Will Shoot for an NC-17 Rating, Leaves Us Wondering

Frankly it leaves us wondering why they’re not just making a fully fledged porn.

Oh right, they’re suing the guys who are making the porn. The musical, though. The musical is apparently fine.

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It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

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.

Give me ALL the laughing gifs.

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Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

Fifty Shades of Grey and The Casual Vacancy Escape Nomination for Bad Sex Writing

I am eternally amused by the existence of the Bad Sex Awards, a yearly attempt to crown the worst sex scene in an otherwise non-erotic work of fiction “to draw attention to the crude and often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel – and to discourage it.” Every reader knows how fun it is to encounter a terrible sex scene in the middle of an otherwise adequate or even enjoyable book. You know, ones that look like they were created in a game of madlibs, which, by the way, is a game I have totally played with dollar store paperback bodice rippers.

The other thing I totally love about the Bad Sex Awards is that this is the one literary award list where I don’t mind if women are always underrepresented on it.

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