Lisa Ling goes beyond the best-selling fantasy novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, to explore the real world of BDSM: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sado-masochism. What she finds is a kinky truth far more complicated than fiction.
Watch the first 5 minutes of the season premiere before its television debut, then, tune in for the premiere of Our America with Lisa Ling on Tuesday, January 22nd at 10/9c, only on OWN.
We have a five minute preview of Tuesday night’s airing:
So what I really wanna know is…what do YOU guys think? Did you like the soft, gooey 50 Shades… or do you prefer the real-life version of this practice? OR, do you think this whole thing is NARST? Will you watch Lisa Ling’s expose`?
Feel free to spill a story or two in the comments. I won’t tell.
Did I mention that last June, I attempted to read the gawd-awfully written 50 Shades of Grey? No? I didn’t think so. It’s too embarrassing, but now I can just look back on the grueling task with my own special air of haughty disdain. For reals, though. I couldn’t finish it. I tried. I drank liquor out by the pool in Sun Valley with a dear girlfriend of mine…even that didn’t help. I promptly switched over to Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters. (Have I regained your much-coveted approval yet? I cannot survive without it, you know.) Read it. Now.
ANYshame. Please, for the love of well, DAVID SEDARIS, watch this clip. You’ll need to be at home or put your headphones on, because it is indeed Not Safe For Work due to some graphic language (read: so cringe-worthy you will turn 50 Shades of Crimson).
Remember that this was on DUTCH TELEVISION, you guys. I hear-tell these folks don’t embarrass easily with regard toess eee exx, but look how completely mortified the audience members are while hearing the brilliant Mr. Sedaris “realistically” read this crap…in his hilarious, normal voice. I’m dead. Totally dead.
As a palate cleanser, let’s listen (keyword) to David and his equally hilarious sister, Amy Sedaris tell a story about their brother, Rooster. Keep your headphones on for this. Just a friendly heads up.