50 Shades of Food Brings the Bedroom into the Kitchen

Bryan Regan's '50 Shades of Food' series is the latest spoof to take advantage of E.L. James' erotic novel and the soon-to-be-released film adaptation.

The books and film have taken the once-taboo concept of BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism) and watered it down for the mainstream public. What was once unthinkable to even mention, is now casual dinnertime conversation.

Regan's series takes things to a whole other level, as he photographs edible items in bondage-style restraints and mock-torture scenarios that mimic authentic BDSM practices. Bet you never thought you'd see a lemon in nipple clamps, or a pineapple wearing a dildo, did you? How about a donut paired with a butt plug? Yeah. While Regan's series is amusing, it also seeks to illustrate the liminal space BDSM occupies in our culture: not quite out of the taboo forest, but not entirely front-and-mainstream, either.