The “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy, which has occupied slots 1, 2 and 3 of Amazon’s best-seller list for months, toted through airports and subway stations by un-self-conscious women, discussed on morning chat shows (author EL James has appeared on “The View”and “Today”), and at family get-togethers. James is estimated to be earning over $1 million a week in royalties. Even my favorite radio DJ Delamar Arias is very open in saying that she loves reading it in the expense of being the target of her male co-DJs Chico Garcia and Gino Quillamor jokes.
In case you hadn’t heard: Channing Tatum was once a stripper and the tales told in his new film, Magic Mike, are steeped in fact, and based on his own life: In the late 90’s, Tatum dropped out of college and worked as an exotic dancer in male revues in Florida, performing under the name Chan Crawford.
The movie is doing pretty well in the US and is currently at no. 2 last weekend. Haven’t you noticed that other hits like “Twilight” and “True Blood” are basically about shirtless men?
Women today are definitely changing. They’re starting to be more open with their feelings and are not afraid to show that they are powerful in more ways than is expected of them.
So should we expect more movies with shirtless men soon?
The author of Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger is working on a sequel called Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. 10 years after the release of her her debut novel, Weisberger is set to publish the follow-up in April 2013. This is very exciting to those who’ve read the original book and saw the movie. (if you didn’t… where have you been hiding?)
In 2003, The Devil Wears Prada reached the top of the best-seller lists and went on to inspire the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The novel — is partly based on Weisberger’s own experience as second assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — that told the story of Andrea “Andy” Sachs, an aspiring journalist dealing with the increasingly unreasonable demands of her fashion editrix boss Miranda Priestly.
Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.
Weisberger has written three novels since The Devil Wears Prada, but this is her first return to the cutthroat world of Runway magazine. Are you excited for Miranda Priestly’s wrath? Do you dare dream of a Streep-Hathaway-Blunt-Tucci reunion?