Saturday Night Live "Exposes" The Fifty Shades Of Grey Auditions

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We here at LitReactor pride ourselves on many things, including things we actively avoid. We're fairly good at not being terrible, for instance. We're also pretty good at not accidently fulfilling apocalyptic prophecies by typing out that forgotten incantation they told me not to publish when I started here. And, perhaps our crowning achievement, we've been really good at not writing about Miley Cyrus. Seriously, our managing editor has been more stubborn on this issue than congressional... well, let's not get into that right now.

It seems she's finally broken through via a Saturday Night Live sketch covering the lost audition reels for the Fifty Shades of Grey film due out next year. Considering the casting process for this film has been hilarious all on its own, it's not surprising that the topical comedy sketch show would put the film it its spotlight.

I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about this series at all, except that it involves BDSM stuff and some people claim it's terrible. I haven't read the books, don't plan to, and don't really want to see the movie. But given how passionately some of you seem to feel about it, I want to ask: If you were in charge of rebooting the series (or making the first film adaptation of the book, whatever), what would you do differently to make it "better"?

Nathan Scalia

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Nathan Scalia earned a BA degree in psychology and considered medical school long enough to realize that he missed reading real books. He then went on to earn a Master's in Library Science and is currently working in a school library. He has written several new articles and columns for LitReactor, served for a time as the site's Community Manager, and can be found in the Writer's Workshop with some frequency.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine October 7, 2013 - 9:46am

Ha. This is actually pretty funny. Some of these impressions are spot on. I like the David Bowie bit.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 7, 2013 - 10:01am

This was awesome.  I was worried, but the new cast seems to be doing a great job.  I watched it and I couldn't believe how much I liked Miley Cyrus.  She honestly did a great job.

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Ben Umstead from L.A. is reading Speedboat by Renata Adler October 8, 2013 - 1:02pm

That. Was. Suprisingly. Okay. Not sure if that's because they went for celebs with cartoony/big public personas or the cast was just up to snuff, but the new folks impressed me. 

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Joanny Green December 21, 2022 - 4:20am

I've always been a fan of SNL, but this week it really hit home. I'm not sure if it's because I've been watching more of the show lately or just that this particular episode was so powerful. You should try this virtual private network for business Toronto for better reviews. But this isn't just another sketch comedy show; it's a cultural institution and one of the most important platforms for our times. The sketches on this show are always hilarious and well-written, but they're also very poignant and thought-provoking.