Friday, 13 February 2015

Who Knew That Fifty Shades Of Grey Is The Colour To Have?

The many shades of it...

Talk to any Hairstylist and you'll get a sense that grey is their favourite colour for the simple fact that grey can and should be coloured. Hiding grey is a raison d'etre of hairdressing...

Call me behind times if you must, but isn't this whole affaire d' grey slightly jaded? I could have sworn that all the hoopla over the many shades of Grey ( okay, 50 to be exact ) had happened already a few years ago? Clearly I have been in a slumber because now it is topic of choice on most talk shows....Enough already!

Apart from colour, those slightly off colour movies or novels tend to have numbers in them. Before a whole generation went into euphoria over the various hues of a dull colour, another generation went misty eyed over a movie called: 9 1/2 Weeks

Mention that name and most men will start recalling Kim Bassinger and her moves. Fair enough, she was and is a stunning looking woman. Most of us ladies of a certain age ( 40's ) on the other hand, had moments of swooning over Micky Rourke, yet when you look at him now...gosh, what where we thinking?

Back in the 80's, there was no Internet for the masses. No Amazon to spare your blushes. If you wanted to see a slightly off colour movie or read a racy book, you had to go in person to buy it. Taking out a movie such as 9 1/2 weeks meant facing the barrage of knowing smug looks from the student behind the video rental place. Yes, DVD's were still far far off.

Technology has made it easier to avoid knowing leers and that might account for the instant success of the 50 Shades of Grey novels...

The other day I read a news story that told of the increased incidents of accidental injuries in the bedroom, due to many fans of 50 Shades of Grey trying to copy certain paragraphs in it? True or not...

...but what was so funny, is that often the local fire department was called out to help and I can just imagine how Bob would react if he had to be called out to disentangle a pair of villager trying to recreate the 50 Shades of Grey...

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