These Tweets Made Me Laugh Out Loud

09 August 2012
Fair Warning: I am about to discuss Fifty Shades of Grey and my opinions on the whole hoopla over casting the movie. If this subject matter offends you please don't read further.

I swore I would never speak of Fifty Shades of Grey on my blog, but after reading Bret Easton Ellis' tweets I cannot keep my mouth shut. My Twitter social circle blew up last night over the possibility of  Matt Bomer playing Christian Grey in the screen adaptation of E.L. James bestseller. What caused the issue? Bret Easton Ellis tweeted his opinions. I'm not knocking his opinion, we are all entitled to one. What made me snort with laughter was the part I highlighted.

What I find ludicrous is the insane popularity of the series. The most popular book on the planet? What has happened to the literary world? No, not a fan of Fifty. My reasons are varied and will likely come in another blog post since I decided to broach the subject. Every time I read or hear something new about the series it's generally accompanied by a sigh of disinterest, a shake of the head, or a massive eyes roll. I'll explain all that another time.

I find many of the opinions expressed in these tweets ludicrous. I'd link to this guy's Twitter account, but frankly don't want to. Let's just keep it at I do not agree with pretty much everything the man said, other than Matt Bomer being sexy and a good actor parts. Calling Bomer a "trophy-husband", what exactly is the point of THAT?

Anyway, why am I so fired up over the casting of a movie I will NEVER go see? The short answer is I'm not. What I am fired up over is the insinuation that Bomer's personal life has anything to do with his ability to play Christian Grey. So, as Bret Easton Ellis expressed his opinions, I will now express mine.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05:  Actor Matthew B...LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Actor Matthew Bomer arrives at Relativity Media's premiere of 'Haywire' co-hosted by Playboy held at DGA Theater on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)I think Matt Bomer is incredibly good looking and a talented actor. Who he goes home to at night doesn't change those two things for me and are none of my business to begin with. If Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal can successfully pull off Brokeback Mountain, then Matt Bomer can be Christian Grey. It's called ACTING. You know, you memorize lines, put on clothes that aren't yours, and pretend to be someone else. A great actor can convince you they are anyone. I've seen actors I adore portray characters I despise. To I care if he gets the role? Nope. I do not plan to rush out to a theater. But, I think Matt Bomer could definitely pull off a convincing "Laters, baby."

And that is my humble opinion.



Kristiina said...

Totally agree with you about Matt Bromer. However, I found the series very interesting especially while reading Mating In Captivity (nonfiction) at the same time. But it is definitely not the most popular series ever. I mean, half the population will never pick it up.

Kim said...

Very well said,and I couldn't agree more! I get so tired of reading about the personal lives of others and whether or not they are straight or gay. Matthew Bomer is an actor (an extremely good looking actor), and obviously the director thinks he is the best fit for the part - who gives a rats ass about the rest!!!

PS I have to admit that I am on the last book of the series. I have enjoyed the story, but when I read that it surpassed the Harry Potter series, it made me a little sad. There is no comparing the literary genious of J.K. to E L James.

Unknown said...

Hehe... I know what you mean. I haven't read it either - but I don't think it makes a difference who gets cast. It's the same story either way.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I agree.