A “50 Shades of Grey” movie or TV show would make fans of the spicy novels very, very happy but has the “50 Shades” phenomenon gone too far when it messes with things of the past?
Apparently, some in the publishing industry think that changing around the classics by authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to be up to date with the 21st Century is no big deal.
Jane’s lovely novels, which have inspired so many and were written so well (unlike the trashy “50 Shades of Grey”) would be spiced up with explicit sex scenes and naughty characters who partake in things that were probably taboo back in Jane’s time.
Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre,” Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey,” and “Sherlock Holmes” will all be getting a revamp.
“Sherlock Holmes will delve deep into his homoerotic side with Dr. Watson, Wuthering Heights‘ Catherine will get it on with Heathcliff, and Jane Eyre will have ‘explosive sex’ with Mr. Rochester. Never mind that the whole point of Jane Eyre is that the heroine won’t have sex with Rochester,” said Cafe Mom’s The Stir.
Obviously, a lot of people are upset with the fact that E.L. James has come along with her erotic novel and changed the way people look at classics. But, if you weed through all the haters, you’re bound to find some people who love the idea and therefore the books will probably be a success.
What do you think of the re-vamping of the classics? Will you read them or do you think “50 Shades” shouldn’t be invading the space of real novels that are well-written and can stand the test of time?