You have to hand it to the French, when it comes to sex, love and erotica. They’re none too impressed with EL James’ torrid tale and have dubbed it boring in comparison to hot French classics from the likes of the Marquis de Sade.
A piece in the Guardian reports that French magazine Les Inrocks has dubbed it ‘”sadomasochism, light and flavourless”, full of “insignificant, consensual and cliched” content’. Read the full article here.
The Guardian article talks about the old British-French rivalries as being at the root of the mauling, despite the fact the book has sold millions and become an international bestseller.
But what do you think? Do you find the French much more sexy and romantic in the love department than the Brits? Or is it just a bit of penis envy? After all, another recent Daily Mail article (click here) highlighted a study that showed British men to be rather more well-endowed than their French rivals.
We’d love to know what you think the naked truth is.