I think we’re all aware of the influence that the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has had on most cultures, but if you were doubting it, consider, if you will, a mental revision: Fifty Shades of American Women magazine is out now. For those “Who Love the Book and Live the Life,” Fifty Shades comprises the true recipe for magazine success: part tabloid (with predictions for the actors that will play the novel’s characters in the eventual film), part Cosmopolitan (with tips on how to write a flirty email, a spread featuring 20 of the best-loved sex toys, and a feature from a woman who’s been both a domme and a sub, but prefers now to just “cuddle and makeout”), and part Shape (with tips on how to get Ana’s butt and how to “eat like a sex goddess”).
The magazine even takes a crack at defining why the series is so popular. Ariel Knoebel writes in “American Revolution” that Fifty Shades of Grey, in all its popularity, has given women permission to openly talk about sex, with friends, family, and partners. And isn’t it about time? Sex toy shops, according to the article, have claimed ridiculously large increases in sales, courtesy of E.L. James’ novels. Plus, everyone wants to know what’s next—if you enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey and don’t want the fantasies to stop, where do you go?
Well, you can start by reviewing Rachel Kramer Bussel’s list, which the magazine includes (thumbs up to Alison Tyler’s Cuffing Kate, which our own Lana Fox gave the stamp of approval to in Glo magazine), or you can keep doing what you’re doing—keeping the pulse on Go Deeper Press. We’re getting ready to meet all demands, and we promise you a wild and steamy ride.