Watch The Roots Lose Their Shit Over the '50 Shades' Trailer

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. » 7/30/14 11:00am 7/30/14 11:00am

Captain Underpants Gets More Calls for Censorship Than Fifty Shades

The ALA revealed its top five most challenged books of 2013 and, somewhat surprisingly, lines like "suck me, baby" and "my inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves" weren't enough to nab "mommy porn" staple Fifty Shades of Grey the #1 spot. Instead, Anastasia and Christian are languishing down at #4… » 4/16/14 10:00am 4/16/14 10:00am

Studio Brass Mull Releasing Super Gross NC-17 Cut of Fifty Shades Film

If you were worried that the theatrical release of Fifty Shades of Grey couldn't possibly do the source material (lol) justice, some good news: the film's producer hinted today that there may be two versions of the film released — a regular-ass R-rated version to which you can take your father-in-law or precocious… » 11/15/13 7:15pm 11/15/13 7:15pm

Christian Grey: Uncomfortable Object of Female Gaze

The erotic-fiction-with-a-clearly-abusive-relationship-dynamic universe was recently rocked when Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, citing a busy schedule. It's fairly clear that he had an ulterior motive beyond time constraints — and, while it stands to reason that vitriolic and batshit 50 Shades » 10/16/13 7:00pm 10/16/13 7:00pm

Fifty Shades Auditions Reel Was Heavy on the Comedic Mismatches

If only Christoph Waltz really had auditioned for and been cast as Christian Grey, we’d have all the proof we needed to know that the universe is lorded over by an omnipotent being (probably a platypus) that takes a special interest in casting decisions on movies made about erotica bestsellers. Waltz would be so… » 10/06/13 5:30pm 10/06/13 5:30pm