Made for only 40 million dollars, Fifty Shades of Grey the motion picture has already grossed 240 million globally. Those are the kind of profit margins that make studio execs salivate. I imagine they will try their best to turn it into a franchise. There will inevitably be copy cats. Every Valentine's Day from now to God knows when, mommy porn will rule the cineplex with its watered down fetishes and tepid kinks. You have to wonder why so many people have gone for this. You can see the exact same thing on Cinemax. The film currently stands at a rancid 26% on Rotten Tomatoes and the books have been widely panned as being devoid of any literary merit. Yet it still has this odd pull. Is it because among those respectable women in their book clubs, knitting circles, and, yes, even church groups, the book and movie are a sanctioned way to explore taboo desires without having to feel overly pervy about it? Is it some kind of mildly-kinky communal sauna where everyone feels OK getting real steamy?