So yeah. I've read 50 Shades of Grey. I've read the whole 50 Shades trilogy. It happened during that one year where it rained buckets nearly every day at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England and there comes a point when you just run out of things to do. So yeah, that happened.
They are absolutely terrible. I can't even. I won't even. That said, it was was a pretty fun hate-read. Just make sure you have someone to vent to.
I don't plan on seeing the movie, but BOY AM I GLAD IT EXISTS!!! Thanks to this (apparently) completely watered down piece of cinematic sex poo, the reviews have been AMAZING. Do yourself a favor and just pour yourself a glass of Pinot Grigio, google "50 Shades reviews" and read them all.
Or...you can just read/watch these:
This Aussie reporter goes HAM on the movie as her co-hosts egg her on. This is all so Australia:
Jezebel: '11 Reasons I Will Not See 50 Shades, by a Mom.
Finally, if you've never seen it, read the greatest book review you will ever read in your life. You won't regret it.