You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
~ Abraham Lincoln


Dec 15 2014

Watched Adrian Lyne’s 9 ½ Weeks again the other day.


Thirty years on, the world has changed. Especially since Fifty Shades of Gray.

Now, I haven’t read the latter. I picked up my wife’s copy once, read a couple of chapters, and decided it was not for me. I didn’t think it was all that well written, but that’s neither here nor there. But that’s just me. That doesn’t say anything about the book, which sold over 100 million copies. Certainly that makes for some sort of quality label.

I guess.

Anyway, 100 million copies sold (and it’s safe to assume even more people read the book) means that all these people got hooked on the eroticism of the series. I mean, they buy the first installment, and then go on buying #2 and #3. One has to assume they do so because they like #1. Unless, of course, they’re all completists. But I digress.


All this to come down to the crux of the matter: how well does 9 ½ Weeks stand up today?

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