Miss Piggy gets felt up in this deeply upsetting Fifty Shades Of Grey parody

Muppet fans should prepare to forget what they thought they understood about the balance of power in the relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog. The video mashup specialists at Darth Blender have created a profoundly not-right little concoction entitled “Fifty Shades Of Muppets” that is everything its…

Celebrity wine and a cuddly Gizmo: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Thrift store fends off horny moms with fort made from used copies of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Here’s a fun fact: Roughly 2 million trees have been cut down to print copies of Fifty Shades Of Grey, British author E.L. James’ bestselling BDSM romance. (That’s based off 125 million copies sold, and an estimate of about 62.5 books per tree.) And as part of the natural life cycle of popular literature, many of…

Fifty Shades and other easy targets dominated this year’s Razzie Awards

The Academy Awards are tonight, but before we get into all of that glitz and glamour, it’s important to clean out some of Hollywood’s trash. In other words, the 36th annual Razzie Awards were held recently, and—as always—they took the time to honor the worst movies of 2016, all of which happened to be big-name…

Tumblr meltdown warning: Teen Wolf star to appear in new Fifty Shades movie

Bringing together the two halves of the Tumblr mindset—the one that’s perverse, shameful, and obsessive, and the side that just likes porn—The Wrap is reporting that Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin has joined the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to last year’s surprisingly sexless “erotic” drama Fifty Shades Of…

Win an Oscar-nominated movie bundle from Universal, including Steve Jobs

The final balloting process for this year’s Oscars has already begun, so your dreams of becoming an appointed member of the Academy in time to vote Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Picture have already been crushed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch up with the rest of this year’s crop of nominees. Thanks to the folks…

Here’s the trailer for Marlon Wayans’ Fifty Shades spoof, whips and all

Trudging along at his usual speed—i.e., just far enough behind the pop culture curve to make eyes roll any time he announces a new project—parodist Marlon Wayans has unleashed the trailer for his next film, Fifty Shades Of Black. (No points for guessing which recent pop culture trend Wayans has decided to weakly…

Judge erotically awards $10 million in unpaid royalties to 50 Shades publisher

There will soon be a new way to look at the international phenomenon that is 50 Shades Of Grey: From the point of view of a small publisher who is finally getting paid the royalties she was owed. Much as we’re all finally going to see the story as it was meant to be told—namely, through the eyes of a man—now we’ll be…

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James did a very bad Twitter Q&A

In a move that should have surprised exactly no one, E.L. James’ Monday afternoon Twitter Q&A went horribly off the rails almost immediately. Although the chat didn’t quite reach R. Kelly levels of awkwardness, the tweets piggybacking on the #AskELJames hashtag held nothing back while questioning the Fifty Shades Of…

A ton of people bought the new Fifty Shades book this weekend

We believe it was John Waters who famously once said, “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.” Well, it appears that reading is back in vogue, as EL James’ Grey: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian sold more than 1.1 million copies in trade…