SNL parody 50 shades of greyYou know Fifty Shades of Grey is so much more than just poorly written “mommy porn” when Saturday Night Live parodies it. And what a job they did! The book sucked, but SNL‘s skit was genius. They created a Mother’s Day commercial for Amazon.com that had kids walking in on their moms getting off while reading the book (“Get the fuck out!” shouts one woman mid-bath). Honestly, it had me howling.

I’m fascinated by Fifty Shades not because I enjoyed it but because it’s become such a phenomenon. These days, it’s more shameful to say you didn’t like the book than to admit it turned you on (but more on that in a separate post); just as Sex and the City got women talking openly about sex – no details spared – Fifty Shades of Grey suddenly has moms everywhere openly discussing butt plugs in the school parking lot. And masturbation, a subject that is still taboo in many circles, is now front and center thanks to this latest parody that’s been posted on my Facebook wall at least 13 times this morning alone.

Check out the video here. The best part is when one woman’s husband and two children decide to bring her breakfast in bed (a Mother’s Day staple that most moms really don’t want, by the way). Anyway, she’s got her legs in the air and barks, “What are you doing? Get out!” The kids hop into bed with her anyway, and the little girl grabs her vibrator, exclaiming, “Look! A microphone!” It is so funny, you have to watch it!

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