50 Shades of Grey Porn Parody Gets Hit With Lawsuit

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While Fifty Shades of Grey is burning up the best seller list among women, it seems that someone else is trying to cash in on its popularity. Many of you know the book is basically porn for women, but it seems that the truth behind the novel is getting hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

The porn movie Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation is hit with a lawsuit for what Deadline is stating is a “blatant trademark infringement.” Now, if the porn industry does anything right, it sees some stuff for the way it was. This movie was definitely designed to be a porn movie, much like Magic Mike was designed to be.

“The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize, or ridicule the originals. It is a rip-off, plain and simple,” says Universal City Studios and Fifty Shades Ltd, the owner of the book rights, in a lawsuit filed earlier this week.

“The marketing efforts surrounding the Infringing Works attempt to trade on the popularity and goodwill associated with the Fifty Shades Trilogy and attempt to divert potential customers away from the Fifty Shades Trilogy through the use of the Fifty Shades Trademarks in the titles of the Infringing Works and in associated promotional materials,” the suit says of the porn film that was released earlier this fall.

Okay, I have to chime in for a minute. Let me get this straight, they feel that a porn movie will divert potential customers away from a movie about S&M? If someone doesn’t know the difference between a porn movie and a regular Hollywood film, then they deserve what they get. For me, it is one of those “we don’t want the consumer to know what it really is.”

Porn parodies have been happening since the invention of porn. The fact that Universal thinks that the word parody means the same thing in the porn industry as it does in normal vernacular is hilarious. To be honest, if I were to even think about reading that book, I would probably watch the porn version since it isn’t fooling itself into thinking it was more than what it truly is.

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