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

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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.

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.)┬áBut 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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