By Christina Mandara writing for MARQUIS MAGAZINE
The trailer for Fifty Shades Darker sees Anastasia Steele taking off her panties in a swanky restaurant, whilst Grey casually sips a glass of champagne. Pulse rates are going to be pounding in cinemas across the country and they’d better roll out the plastic covers for those seats. Steele is going to be slammed against the shower wall, find a hand up her skirt in an elevator, and they’re just appetizers for the main event.
There’s no question that the movie is going to be a box office hit, and if you were in any doubt, you just need to take a look at the original novel, which is still dominating the book charts over four years since its release. Although the first film Fifty Shades of Grey attracted a lot of negative attention from critics, feminists, psychologists, and half the rest of the population of the world, its hype has not died down. Why?
The Fifty Shades Phenomenon
People don’t want to admit that they like kinky sex. It’s a bit like announcing you just robbed a bank in polite society. We still don’t like talking about sex. Even now, with a sexual revolution on our hands, most of us have absolutely no idea what Fifty Shades is about, right? Ahem.
Whether we admit to it or not, nearly $600 million dollars was taken in global box office receipts for Fifty Shades, and there’s no reason to believe that Fifty Shades Darker won’t attract just as much attention. With adult sex toy sales booming, people are actively searching to recreate the sex scenes they have just read about or watched. If that wasn’t enough proof, next generation vibrators are being produced to vibrate in sync with the audio stories, maxing out the vibes for the really steamy parts. Oh la la!