Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fifty Shades of Pregnant

This past winter, spring, and summer, almost every woman I came across (and some men) were reading one of the three FIFTY SHADES series books. For those who haven’t read it, you might’ve seen the “pornographic” subject matter of the book spoofed on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Maybe you read about the FIFTY SHADES books pulling Barnes & Noble from the red and putting the book-selling chain back in the black. But I think FIFTY SHADES might be responsible for another phenomenon that is sweeping through America right now.

After seeing one of the FIFTY SHADES books in front of every woman I know this past year, I am now seeing all those same women are with child. I’m wondering if there’s a connection. Most women in my circle are between the ages of 28&34, and I understand that this is a very common period to get pregnant. But literally EVERY SINGLE woman is pregnant it seems, or working on getting pregnant, or has just given birth.

I know one woman pregnant with twins, several women pregnant at the same time as their sisters and best friends, pregnancies that are wiping out whole departments at jobs with maternity leaves. All those women who were once engrossed with the adventures of Anastasia and Christian are now engrossed in WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING. Look around at your own circle. Isn’t EVERYONE pregnant? Maybe it’s just my group. It seems like women are going for it in record numbers.

Whether you’re a FIFTY SHADES fan or not, you have to admit the book(s) has been a significant piece of popular culture in the last year. Record sales, the rescuing of a major retail chain, and now maybe a second baby boom. The only question left: Who will play the hunky Christian Gray in the movie that is no doubt in the works. I think you gotta go with Rob Schneider, right?
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Brian Huba

1 comment:

  1. the pregnant one with twinsSeptember 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    For the record, not all of us lowered our standards in literature and partook in the 50 Shades obsession.