All That Twitters Is Not Always Gold…at Hashtag askEL James

It would be hard to argue the success of E.L. James’ trilogy. Not only did the subject matter interest those of us of a more ‘liberal’ dress-up sensibility (one could entertain some kinky fantasies when wearing something like our but the adventures of Anastasia and Mr. Grey took the world by storm. With the release of her new novel Grey, a book that tells the Fifty Shades story from Christian Grey’s point of view rather than that of Anastasia Steele, E.L. James sat for a national Twitter exchange Monday at Granted the nature of Twitter’s shorthand volleys can lead to some spirited and humorous exchanges, but a good percentage of the folks who lobbed questions at E.L. James were a bit snarky to say the least. Twitter followers as much hoped the author would soon get writer’s block, took stabs at the shallow nature of The Fifty Shade characters (one writer compared Anastasia to a blow up doll) and quipped whether E.L. James suddenly wished Twitter came with a ‘safe word’ after all the attacks.

The Mainstream Has Its Fifty Shades Of Fun While The Latex Fashionista Sits Back Bemused

Ellen DeGeneres trotted out another ‘homage’ to “Shades,” debuting a video clip of none other than Today show weather guy Al Rocker giving a weather report dressed in red nipple tassels, black leather shorts, a bondage harness and knee-high laced boots. Given the fact that DeGeneres works for the same network, that Roker-and the rest of his Today show hosts-are as much T.V. personalities as well as broadcasters and that DeGeneres pulled a Fifty Shades Of Dress-Up with Rocker’s fellow host Matt Lauer only a few days before, this all fit the theme and mood of what has been going on in and around the movie.

A Personal “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Movie Review

We’re all adults here, let’s speak plainly. There is a certain alternative lifestyle approach to wearing latex for lots of us who wear it. Within that lifestyle sometimes fits cosplay, role-play and fetish…among fashion and high couture wardrobe needs and wear. Yes, there are those of us who as much enjoy wearing something like our latex micro ruffle skirt (see here) as there are those of us who would want it lifted up ever so slowly to receive a right solid smack on the fanny while wearing it (of saints be praised, say it ain’t so!) Yes a long latex cape might just be the sexiest accessory you own, but it certainly can cut either quite the sub or dom look in how its worn. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson may not be anything like what you picture Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey to look like and the action in Fifty Shades far unlike anything you ever experienced (or simply not as intense) but let’s face it, for lots of us latex aficionados the happenings in E.L. James’ trilogy are not unknown to us, at least in concept, if not in actual practice.