A lot of people don’t get the whole 50 Shades of Grey obsession — and, frankly, neither do we. But we LOVE some of the stuff that’s come about because of the erotic novel.
There’s been a great parody musical, a sexy ad campaign, and it’s caused insane people in unhappy sexless marriages to divorce each other. (And scholars say literature has no impact on society any longer. The fools!) Now comes one of the most fun videos we’ve seen in ages: 50 Shades of Takei!
“Many fans insisted I’d enjoy a special connection to the book, and that I ought to do an audio narration for it,” narrates Star Trek’s George Takei as he sits down with E.L. James’ book. “I was intrigued, so I grabbed a copy to see what all the fuss was about.” And when you combine the book’s unintentionally hilarious writing with Takei’s silky baritone voice reading, “Oh, my…” it makes you want him to go on and on. (That’s right, Mr. Sulu, don’t stop. Read it! READ IT! Shove it into warp drive, and…)
The video is actually a promotion for Takei’s new book Oh Myyy! (There Goes The Internet), which looks at how the 75-year-old actor became crowned king of the internet meme. And if that book is half as good as this video, we’re running out to grab a copy now.