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50 Shades of Grey is beyond parody: Universal sues porn adaptors

by | 30th, November 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey A XXX Adaptation 50 Shades of Grey is beyond parody: Universal sues porn adaptorsWILL mummy porn beat off daddy porn? Universal Studios claims Smash Pictures broke copyright law when it produced the porn flick Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation. Universal claims Smash lifted dialogue, plot, characters, events and other stuff from EL James’ best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, yep. It’s a porn parody. That’s pretty much much how it works. The casts say some familiar stuff, dress up in themed outfits and have sex on camera.

Universal, which owns the film rights of the trilogy, says turning the X-rated porn into XXX-rated porn is “a rip-off plain and simple”. It claims:

“The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize, or ridicule the originals.”

Is 50 Shades of Grey beyond parody?

“Beginning with the first XXX adaptation’s opening scene and continuing throughout the next 2½ hours of the film, Smash Pictures copies without reservation from the unique expressive elements of the Fifty Shades trilogy, progressing through the events of Fifty Shades of Grey and into the second book, Fifty Shades Darker,” the complaint continues. “The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize or ridicule the originals. It is a rip-off, plain and simple.”

This review tells us:

The trick for any movie version of a book is finding the right actors to pull off the descriptive and intense dialogue. Smash Pictures nailed it here with Ryan Driller as Grey and Allie Haze as Steele.

Yep. The script. Porn flicks are all about the script.

Smash executive Stuart Wall says his film is the fans’ favourite:

“Since they are going to make a mainstream [film] of the books too, dabbling in the adult world, we’re choosing to go with a XXX adaption which will stay very true to the book and its S&M-themed romance.”

Which is the more authentic porn? And is there room for TWO porn films out there? Will porn that mum likes be more popular than porn that dad likes? How can we find out? Over to you, consumer…



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