I confess that I am reading the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. Hats of to E.L. James, these are great books. I have been devouring them. I am an avid reader of multiple genres, including all of the romance genres. With all the hype I actually thought they would be more, well honestly more erotica than story; so I was delightfully surprised when they have made me laugh out loud. Of course, when I was on a plane, laughing out loud wasn't the best move because then everyone was looking to see what I was reading and with all the hype I really didn't want them to think I was laughing at erotica. On the return flight the book was no laughing matter and I was seated next to an elderly couple and all I could think is please don't try and read over my shoulder, please don't try to read over my shoulder. This could be bad! Christian Grey is on the minds of many females across the world and I admit to being one of them.
Then the commercials started for Magic Mike. Ahhh, excuse me, having a moment here. This morning as I was laying down to take a nap (a true benefit of working from home I must say) the Today show was on, and there was Channing Tatum and his flash dance mob. Now I am a fan of The Vow, and his sweet endearing qualities. Those were not the qualities I was admiring this morning. Yes, I put my glasses back on for that, you didn't think I was going to miss it did you? Many friends and I have been avidly looking forward to the release of the movie. Did I mention Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as malestrippers? Dancing on the big screen. HOT male strippers, dressed as fire fighters and officers, yep, we'll be there.
However after a very pleasant nap I started thinking about all the action movies, testosterone based movies, war movies that I have seen lately. In fact I haven't looked forward to a major chick movie release since Sex and the City. While shopping for books there was an ever dwindling offering of romance novels on the shelves at my local book stores. Yet now, with the Fifty Shades uproar, the romance section of the store is now flourishing once again.
Let's be honest, we haven't recently rediscovered sex. It has been there all along. So why has the cycle come back around? I would love to hear from others?