Whether you loved, hated or pretended to hate the Fifty Shades movies, there’s no way you’re going to object to this. Christian Grey is getting a reboot in an upcoming romantic comedy, where, instead of being ogled by Anastasia Steele, the women who are into the antics of the Red Room of Pain are Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen and Jane Fonda. That’s right, the Fifty Shades series served as both mom and grandma porn and Book Club is going to delve into that.
The actresses play four lifelong friends who are inspired to spice up their lives, thanks to the writings of E.L. James. And they couldn’t have found better on-screen matches, what with Andy Garcia wooing Keaton, Steenburgen trying to spice up her life with Craig T. Nelson, Bergen being romanced by Richard Dreyfuss and Fonda and her glorious red hair getting some wanted attention from Don Johnson.
Not sure what we love more, that Dakota Johnson‘s dad is in this or that Fonda, as we saw at the Oscars last night, continues to prove just how hot and sassy and sexy she is. Actually, all the ladies are pretty freaking amazing, let’s establish that right now.
While part of the draw of this movie might be the Fifty Shades phenomenon, Book Club is more than just that gimmick. If anything, women everywhere can take comfort in knowing that the future is bright. Women are owning their sexuality, and will and should continue to own it. The women of Book Club might be coming into their own a little later than some (or, like Fonda and her character, have had it all along) but the message is clear: women of all ages need to be celebrated; add in a little more wisdom and experience and the possibilities are endless.
Book Club hits theatres on May 18.