The world has finally had a chance to see 50 Shades of Grey. The theatrical adaptation of E.L. James’ naughty Twilight fan fiction hit theatres this weekend and millions of American’s took their Valentine’s Day sweethearts out for a romantic afternoon of big-screen bondage. Now that we’ve all had a chance to soak in the official Hollywood version, we can finally sink our teeth into the good stuff. YouTubers have been hard at work for months producing parodies of the most popular thing in mom erotica. Feast your eyes on these 17 amazing 50 Shades parodies that we like better than the original.
It’s hard to make something like 50 Shades more ridiculous or off-putting than it already is, but if anyone is up for the challenge it’s Shane Dawson. The man who creeped out Taylor Swift is a pretty good match for the source material and this parody is every bit as uncomfortable as the original in a fraction of the time.
If there’s an article of pop culture in need of skewering, rest assured that the Barely Political team will be on it. Check out their totally believable proposal for Ms. James’ next novel.
I haven’t actually seen the movie myself, but I choose to believe that this Ellen parody is an accurate representation and that all that Dakota Johnson press was just a fake out.
I’ve often said that Disney is missing an opportunity by not producing an adult version of some of their popular animated hits. How great would it be if your kids could grow out of the Frozen sing-along and right into the Frozen BDSM erotica.
The Lego Movie was one of last year’s biggest hits and a perfect example of how product placement can fully replace content without people even noticing. Think of the possibilities for a sexy thriller sequel.
Many would agree that the worst thing about 50 Shades of Grey is that it doesn’t star Anna Kendrick. However, if it were a jaunty musical then Ms. Kendrick would be shoe-in and movie goers would have another quirky classic on their hands.
We’ve seen Barbie fill a lot of roles over the years. She’s been an astronaut, a hairdresser, a news anchor, and a babysitter. At this point Mattel has got to be running out of ideas, meaning that now is the perfect time to disrupt the doll market with “Abusive Relationship Barbie.”
Everything is better with kittens. This parody is impressively subtle. The casual viewer might not notice but that the film’s two lead characters have been replaced with adorable kittens. To really drive the point home key words from the screen play have been quietly replaced with “cat themed words” like meow, purr, and feline. Try to spot the differences between this version and the original.
Dogs are also funny. Imagine if Christian Grey was replaced by a greyhound! Or don’t imagine it! Save your precious imagination for something more important because you can just watch this parody video instead!
YouTubers Meg DeAngelis and Beau Brooks have revamped the novel for the social media generation with the selfie-centric parody 50 Shades of Bae. If someone isn’t producing a full length version of this parody right now I will be severely disappointed.
Was it strictly necessary for someone to recreate the 50 Shades trailer using scenes from Scooby Doo? No, obviously it was not. That’s what makes the internet great/terrible.
Never forget that we are living in a universe only a single typo away from an erotic film adaptation called 50 Shades of Gary. Here is what that might be like I guess!
Isn’t it cool that celebrities can read? Both Will Ferrell and Zach Galafinakis are fully capable of reading human languages. Here they are reading selections from 50 Shades of Grey because that’s a thing that someone caused to happen.
Remember when I said that Anna Kendrick should have been in 50 Shades of Grey? Let’s continue to mine the Pitch Perfect universe for talent and cast Flula as Christian Grey. I am 100% more interested in this movie than I am in the current version. Are you listening Hollywood?
Imagine if the 50 Shades movie was performed by a pair of emotionless human simulacra. Reciting dialogue which only vaguely resembles normal human verbal interchange. I know it doesn’t take a huge leap of the imagination to get there, but why bother when you could just watch this parody.
Everything is better with puppets. How else would Sesame Street have become American’s most trusted babysitter? Still, even the laziest absentee parent should think twice about letting these puppets raise their kids.
Of course, after a while kids grow out of puppets and into cartoons. Fortunately we’ve got you covered on that front too.
This list contains the finest 50 Shades parodies on the whole wide internet. I know this because I watched all of them and lived to tell the tale. How do they stack up against the original? I happen to think that several have just as much, if not more potential than the source material.