In case you didn’t read my last post heralding author Jenny Trout, a quick recap. Jenny Trout is a prolific erotica writer who recently made a splash on the internet doing a chapter-by-chapter
recap take-down of the 50 Shades of Grey series. And they are HILARIOUS. If you haven’t already, you simply must read these. Go ahead, trust me. It also blows a big hole in “feminists don’t have a sense of humor theory” while also pointing out how these books glorify abusive relationships and misrepresent the BDSM community.
(You know you wanted it.)
Jenny has also decided to write her own 50 Shades-inspired erotica entitled The Boss, done in a way that doesn’t insult women, BDSM, and uses real grown-up words for genitalia instead of “*gasp!* He touched me down THERE!!! Tee hee!” This free (free!) novel is available online only here. There are three chapters live and it’s pretty good so far! I would say that my only real nitpicky thing is that I feel like I’ve been through a few cliff-hangers already, but I don’t read very much erotica so it might be a stylistic thing. But the characters are really fun, the writing is witty, and the main guy is pretty hot, so disco! I also appreciate that the main character Sophie is a distinct personality, not one of those stupid faceless protagonists who just happens to be around when something interesting happens. Sophie is a real person with opinions — AND she’s a girl, weird, right?
In celebration of The Boss and intelligent mockery, I had to draw everyone’s attention to another clever and hilarious spoof done by someone completely unaffiliated with Jenny Trout, but who is also doing the Lord’s work. Enjoy!