When we finished recapping the entire Fifty Shades series, Sweeney and I decided to record vlogs discussing our feelings about the project as a whole. Sweeney put together a lovely video that remains one of my favorite things ever. I… never did it. Blame some combination of permanent trauma and lack of words. After two years of recapping this series chapter by chapter, I had very little else to say.
This is probably my punishment, then, for having flaked out on that final vlog. Yes, I went to go see the movie and yes, I have more feelings than could truly be captured during my live-Tweeting, so yes, I’m doing the movie post. I also realize that the Internet has talked this entire thing to death and many people have already published their reviews and thoughts. Stick around, though, for: 1- for my take on the movie after being so, so familiar with the source material 2- a bonus little video and 3- an announcement!
In 2012, Mari (then writing under the username “Lorraine”) picked up Fifty Shades of Grey and immediately hated it so passionately, she had to dedicate words to her hate. Many, many words, a second reccapper, LOTS OF CAPSLOCK, an impressive array of gifs, a handful of vlogs, a Stalker Boyfriend meme, a couple of destroyed livers, and lots of holding each other in the comments later, here we are: