I've got my own perspective on this. I enjoy reading and writing erotica. And any time an erotic novel gets some attention from the mainstream, that's good news for me. That means I'll have an audience.
And I've been surprised at how many different kinds and ages of women who admit that they've read the books. I think it's more than women being lonely and unfulfilled. I think it's more that they're willing to explore other facets of their sexuality, which is never a bad thing IMO.
Middle aged women who seek the perfect relationship/sex and apparently get it.. wish fulfilment fantasy at its best. Just the target demographic has switched from kids/teenagers to middle aged women.
Well, they might as well have something
targeted towards them. Hollywood ignores them and goes after the 17-34 male demographic.
cardinal biggles wrote:
I read all three books in the Fifty Shades trilogy, and they were awful. AWFUL. It had nothing to do with the sex, but the writing itself. Clichéd characters, repetitive writing (I wanted to stab myself every time ELJ mentioned Ana's "inner goddess," who is basically an irritating shoulder angel with a closetful of costumes and props), all spiced up with just enough BDSM to make people pay attention and hopefully forget that right under the surface it's Yet Another Hackneyed Girl-Saves-Self-Destructive-Guy-From-Himself Story. Not worth your time or your money. I wish I could get both of mine back.
Yeah, the inner goddess thing is annoying. Just say she's conflicted, for chrissake!