Yup. You read that right; nothing is safe from Fifty Shades of Grey branding these days. Just the other day we told you about the Fifty Shades "Inner Goddess" book, which is basically a notebook; now the merch train is about to pull into -- dare we say -- far more personal territory with a "pleasure kit", officially dubbed the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection.
According to the Fifty Shades of Grey Facebook page, the kit will be available on the American market from April 8th and will "help fans of the trilogy enjoy the Fifty Shades experience on a whole new level." Right.
From the looks of the photo (above) the collection is pretty comprehensive. According to Cosmopolitan magazine (go-to mag for endless sex-tip lists about "moan zones" and "getting him to beg for more", dontcha know), the kit includes Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls, the Submit To Me First Time Bondage Kit, and the Twitchy Palm Spanking Paddle. For fans of the book, those names might jog your memories since they reference different points in the plot. Clever.
What's more, the monochrome, highly branded paraphenalia (or para-fun-nail-ya, as one of my Moviepilots-in-crime put it) even have their own trailer. Classy.
You've got to love that it tells us it's "Approved by E.L. James" at the end, for that extra bit of quality assurance. All kidding and branding-snark aside, if this is what it takes for some people to get over themselves and try something new, then I'm all for it.
Will you be getting your own Fifty Shades of Grey toybox when it hits shelves in April? Is this an awesome or awful idea? Let me know what you think in the comments.