Last week, I watched the spanking new trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey in the office – oh so Not Safe For Work and yet so part of keeping up with what's happening.
But there was something hot there, we grudgingly admitted. Anastasia Steele, the innocent virgin and Christian Grey, rich, powerful and so very dark. She'd never even been attracted to anybody before and he was a Dominant incapable of love. They begin to have kinky sex – a very watered down PG-13 version of it – every few pages of the novel. And they fall in love. ‘Oh my...’
Literary snobbery aside, we couldn’t wait for the film adaptation. Mostly because Mr Grey is the stuff that perfect sexual fantasies are made of. Until of course they decided to give us Jamie Dornan, thereby turning Grey into a total dork forever.
All you can do now is to close your eyes and imagine it's one of these guys instead. (Oh! The things a girl has to do for love!)