10 Reasons A Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Is A Terrible Idea

Fifty Shades of Grey is the latest hot property in Hollywood, and after some ferocious bidding wars and what seemed like dogs showing their teeth to one another hoping to intimidate the other, it is only inevitable that a film based on the best selling novel will be made. It's a cash cow, hands down, and it isn't a question of if but a matter of when. Whether or not you're a fan of the novels or are excited for the film, a lot of folks (myself included) take issue with the property: there's a good many things about it that represents the very thing we loathe about society and Hollywood. In a day and age in which we crave new, original, and thought-provoking content, many feel they're being peddled a pile of schlop and expected to buy in simply because it's popular. A lot of similarities have already been drawn between 50 Shades and the Twilight franchise, and the speed with which this adaptation is likely to go into production will be similar, as the studio seeks to strike while the iron is hot because, five years from now, it'll likely be obsolete and irrelevant. If it sounds like I'm using harsh words to describe it, it's because I am. And to make my opinion on this project even plainer, here's 10 reasons a Fifty Shades of Grey film isn't just a bad idea, it's a terrible one...

10. It Promotes The Uncreative

The property promotes the idea that even trash fan fiction is worthy of having millions of dollars spent on it. There are a lot of talented screenwriters in Hollywood with good, original material that will never see the light of day because it isn't a "hot property." Fifty Shades is only a hot property now, but it's like Twilight - a fleeting fantasy written by someone who has no business writing books that somehow finds and grips an audience. And that's not to mention the countless novels in this world that are more deserving of film adaptations.

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