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    Fifty Shades of Wordplay: Sixers Riff on Touchy Subject

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    “Fifty shades of queer and fabulous” -daQueenZachary

    It wasn’t long before sexy sixes came flooding in over the past few weeks due to the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Sixers used the now-iconic title to inspire personal stories, commentaries on the book and film, and the expected racy puns from this crowd.  So while Fifty Shades won’t be winning any Oscars this year, with the Academy Awards upon us, we’ve been seeing some pretty whip-smart tie-ins.

    Here we highlight just a few of the best “fifty shades” response Sixes, with a few good photos and Backstories thrown in the mix. Feel free to jump into the conversation with your own Fifty Shades Sixes.

    “Six words—fifty shades of say.”


    “Damn! Only 49 shades of gray.”


    “Fifty shades gets a hard R.”


    bsboxtitle“I heard a movie reviewer use this term to describe the not- so-soft porn movie based on the runaway bestselling ‘novel’—and I use that term loosely—come movie. (pun intended.) I will say this for the PR machine behind the movie, the timing of release could not be better. Fifty Shades of Grey is as crassly commercial as the Hallmark holiday they have chosen for it’s debut.”

    “She’s watching 50 Shades. Getting ideas.”


    “Grass skirt, fifty ways to sway.”


    Photo from steelponypoet's Six Word Memoir

    Photo from steelponypoet’s Six-Word Memoir


    “Dairy porn: Fifty shades of whey?”


    Bonus Sixes like this can be found in the comments of ADHDean’s memoir!

     “50? Shades of gray? L’Oréal Preference!”


    “50 Shades of Grey-area (Dementia? Not?)”


    “His fifty shades left her toneless”


    “50 shades of never watching film.”


    Join the conversation about the book turned movie with other users in the comments section of ChewyD2’s memoir! 

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