In Glossier’s relatively short existence, the make-up company has done so brilliant a job at marketing its no-frills, minimalist, unfussy cool-girl aesthetic that it has already become cultural shorthand unto itself. Their advertising tends to depict—and their cultish acolytes tend to be—busy women going for that…
In the post-apocalyptic future, we will be building our zombie defense forts from old copies of Fifty Shades of Grey, building our fires with Fifty Shades Darker, and wiping our asses with Fifty Shades Freed.
A 1972 essay by Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting some attention today, because it’s weird as fuck. Bernie opines that men masturbate to images of women who are “tied up” and abused, while women fantasize about “being raped by three men simultaneously.” Oh, you’re paying…
Fifty Shades of Grey Director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Deadline she will not be returning to direct the sequel. We previously reported Taylor-Johnson and Fifty Shades author E.L. James sparred a bit over the film's artistic vision, and it's unclear how much their beef impacted this decision.
In an SNL clip that was cut for time this week, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele is surprised to find that Christian's playroom renovations are a bit behind schedule. Instead, she meets contractors Nico and Sal Renzetti, who assure her: "We're putting together a real nice sex room for you, miss."
A dude at University of Illinois at Chicago decided to reenact Fifty Shades of Grey without the consent of his partner and then was surprised that he couldn't just go home after his case went to court. How many more ways can we explain the concept of consent? How many?
What happens when you invite your mom to see 50 Shades of Grey? (Well, first of all, don't ever do that.) Here's one way it might go down, from Jez reader Heather: "I invited my mom to go see 'Fifty Shades' for a project I'm working on, but she declined. Not only did she decline, she declined in listicle form."
Writing is hard work—no doubt about it. And writing about sex can be, no pun intended, even harder. But keeping that sex writing "classy and tasteful"? Well, that's a whole other ball game, says Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.
What do you do when the Fifty Shades of Grey tour de publicity is running itself into the ground? Send one of your stars (not both, just one, because remember: they hate each other) to read lines from the book in foreign accents with Jimmy Fallon!
There's only a week left before Fifty Shades of Grey descends on cinemas everywhere, and the people running the movie theaters have become a little concerned that customers will be bringing more than just their imaginations to the film. AMC Theaters is already preparing for this by inviting fans to come to the movie…
John Oliver, sexy British man thanks to his humor, dimples and general Britishness, has thrown his hat into the ring to play 50 Shades of Grey's sex bomb Christian Grey. In fact, he's pretty good ... if you like bespectacled sarcastic thin men because of their humor, dimples and general Britishness.
The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is hot as HEAAAYYYLL, and as its accompanying videos roll out, there is something we've noticed: this music is getting all your fave musicians in the MOOD. To do something NAUGHTY. To their OWN MUSIC. Terius "The-Dream" Nash's "Kelly's '12 Play'" this ain't.
In the upcoming February issue of Elle UK, the Fifty Shades of Grey star mentioned a trip he made to a sex dungeon to research the role of Christian Grey.
Did you watch the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and think "hmm. There's certainly enough soft core porn-y looking shots of people not having sex. But it definitely needs more Jesus"? Good, because there is a movie company that wants to fulfill your needs—not in that way though.
Everyone's buzzing about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, because Fifty Shades isn't so much a work of fiction as a culture-wide essay prompt. Easily the best take is this bit from Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, who filmed The Roots reacting to a remixed version—with a scary scream-y face added.
As previously discussed, Beyoncé has been tapped to record a new version of "Crazy In Love" for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. On The Today Show Thursday, Hoda and Kathie Lee took it upon themselves to watch the trailer (again) and channel their inner sex goddesses, culminating in the most glorious few seconds of…
Because Beyoncé really does run the world, yesterday the Chosen One posted a teaser of the trailer for the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie to her Instagram. It features all of four shots of movie footage before ending with her super sultry cover of everyone's favorite part of "Crazy in Love" with all the "uh ohs."
I can't believe I missed the chance to ask for this for Valentine's Day.
It's perfectly natural to wonder about the inspiration for a character like Christian Grey. Is it purely Edward Cullen? Perhaps E.L. James' husband has hidden talents? All the author will say in a FAQ on her website is, "Now that would be telling…"
OK stop screaming and freaking out at the computer screen right now. I know everyone is super excited about the idea of getting their hands on underwear inspired by the greatest mass assembly of printed words ever, but let's keep cool heads here for a moment.