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TWILIGHT fanfic author turns to originals, writes BDSM novels that catch fire among Manhattan mommy set.

Michele Yogel devoured all 1,200- plus hot-andheavy pages of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy in less than two weeks.

“I couldn’t put it down,” admits Yogel, 33, who shooed away mom friends at her son’s school pickup because she didn’t want to be distracted from her reading.

“I’d be sitting on my couch at 7 a.m. with my two kids while they’re watching cartoons and drinking milk, and I’d be reading it on the Kindle app on my phone,” she says.

Which wouldn’t be a big deal —except for this Upper East Side mom was engrossed in a triple-X novel about a 27-year-old billionaire, Christian Grey, who seduces college grad Anastasia Steele and trains her to become his submissive sex slave.

“The last book I read was ‘The Help,’ ” says Yogel. “You know ... normal, mainstream stuff.”

“Fifty Shades,” an erotica trilogy dubbed“mommy porn” by some, is rapidly becoming a cult hit among Manhattan women, who are exchanging well-worn paperback copies and excited whispers about the book’s “red room of pain” (a sex playroom) while meeting at Fred’s at Barneys or parent-teacher conference nights at school.

It’s like “Twilight” for the grown-up set. Except, you know, with lots of sex instead of vampires and abstinence.


I cannot decide which of the above sentences is my favorite. (No, actually, I can. But it's not one of those sentences. It's this one, from deeper in the article: "The second and third books explore Grey and Steele’s deepening bond as they find true love outside the constraints of a BDSM contract, with a few plot points like an attempted kidnapping and lots of private-jet travel (don’t fret, the sex barely misses a beat).")

The author, E.L. James, is from the UK, works as a tv executive, and has two teen sons. The books are "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker," and "Fifty Shades Freed;" they're published as e-books and print on demand by what the article describes as "a small Australian publishing house." Has anybody optioned "The Captive Prince" yet?

Date: 2012-03-07 07:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Well, fanfic writers have been going pro -- or, in fact, starting off pro -- ever since Joanna Russ was writing K/S.

My favourite sentence, and by favourite I mean "I have to cringe with horror":

“I didn’t think it was a great book as far as writing goes,” says a 47-year-old divorced man, whose female friend convinced him to read it despite his penchant for “Holocaust genre” literature.

Date: 2012-03-07 05:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jadey
I'm not sure it tops Wesley Crusher, Teenage Fuck Machine though. (That link includes a NSFW excerpt.)

Date: 2012-03-07 07:39 pm (UTC)
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I still wish with all my heart and soul that some day "Slave Bear Of Care-A-Lot" might be animated.

*snickers*

NSFW, proceed at your own risk, Why oh why must they abuse our childhood so, will no one think of the children
http://www.yuletidetreasure.org/archive/17/slavebear.html

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