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5 reasons Kenyans will watch 50 Shades of Grey

11 February 2015, 14:14 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - If you are into romance, you have read Fifty shades. If you are naturally a curious person, you have read Fifty shades. If you are kinky, you have read fifty shades, generally speaking everyone who is a reader will be curious what the book is all about and want to read it. Now, the movie is here and we were all excited about something until the Kenyan Government stepped in.


This Kenya Film Board is starting to be ridiculously prudish. Some prim and proper individuals on that board who are into much worse things than BDSM, have decided to act like S&M cannot exist in Kenya. They have also decided to curtail our enjoyment of the Fifty Shades movie which we were all looking forward to. When they banned Addicted I really did not care but I have read all three books of Fifty and I really did want to see the movie, me and more than a million other women. Not to worry though we are an ingenious lot and trust me, we will find a way to watch the movie unless you plan on confiscating our laptops and the internet too.

There is a reason why we women want to watch Christian Grey and that Ana girl in action. No, not because we want to be tied up and gagged or whipped like donkeys and done to all those other things but because:

See our men make fools of themselves

It would have been easier to get the man to watch the movie rather than read the book.

There is a misconception going around that women enjoy the book because they want to take Ana’s place.  Now, most guys who want to be experimental will run around looking for that whip he saw some donkey cart guy with and ask to borrow it for a night of Fifty Shades festivities. If he is ingenious he will look for a sextoy shop and decide to treat his woman to a variety but believe you me majority of the men have not read the book. They just flipped through it because she had it, got a general view and is interested because he wants to do something out of the norm. In other words he has no idea what he is doing but it will be hilarious to watch him do it.

Fifty Shades is about much more than BDSM

This escapes a lot of people who hear about the book. It offers a lot of advice on handling relationships and sex.

It is about trust; because you are blindfolded, you have no idea what is going on but you trust your partner enough to experience something with them. A lot of Kenyan men do not help when it comes to trusting them. Communication; most couples need that in their relationships, opening up and talking about why you are the way you are and your partner understanding that. If you want more you will have to read the book for yourself.

Because Christian Grey is a fantasy and a step out of our usual fair.

The Christian Grey world is like our adult version of Disney world. You get a partner who cares about you, goes out of his way to learn how you like your tea so that he can stock it at his place. Finds out you like reading and gets you First editions. Takes time to know your father because he is important to you and what we all women like; getting gifts like Audi R8s and helicopter rides never goes a miss. We are not saying that men should break the account but at least showing that you are making the effort and you care makes us want to appreciate you as well.

Because Christian Grey does not use corny lines and is not cocky

The man was confident, knew what he wanted and went after it. What is more attractive than that? He did not use some washed up pick up line passed on from generations but was straight forward in his approach. That is what we want, a man being sure of himself.

The guy worked hard but played hard too.

He ran an empire, but when he got his woman he did not set her aside with an excuse like, ’you like spending this money so give me space I make some more.’ Grey made time for Hannah. He was ambitious but also made time for what was now also important for him. He created a balance between his work life and being with Hannah. Most of the time when our men hook us in they think that they are now done and can step aside for more important things. When you step aside she becomes neglected. You do not want that because Kenya has its versions of Christian Greys just lurking around and we can be moved by them.

By the by, thank you Kenyan Film Board for making our V-day more uneventful by banning the movie, but we will find a way to watch it.


- MyNews24

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