The '50 Shades of Grey' Musical is Hysterical

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: Jul 9, 2012 • References: youtube and facebook
The '50 Shades of Grey' musical is a hilarious and unexpected interpretation of the immensely popular erotica book.

Addressing several dominant attitudes about the novel and the readership that comes along with such a controversial piece of writing, this parody is well-written and relatable. Directed using the perspective of a young woman, a bored housewife and a confused male, the song conveys anxieties about the book, particularly with regard to feminism and intimacy. Because this piece is a musical, all of the content in the clip is sung in cleverly created lyrics which rhyme perfectly throughout the piece.

The group who created the video -- two brothers who go under the YouTube name 'AVbyte' -- are known for creating similar pop culture parodies and specialize in song-based spoofs much like this one.