Fifty Shades of Gay.

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    Feb 02, 2013 3:01 AM GMT


    A remarkable talk about the vast spectrum of what it is to be human.
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    Feb 02, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    Good speech, but did they really have to use the overused cliche "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever here*" to get people's attention? lame.
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    Feb 02, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    stevee90 saidGood speech, but did they really have to use the overused cliche "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever here*" to get people's attention? lame.


    I don't think she chose her title based on hoping to get attention. I think she chose it because a large amount of her talk was orbiting the idea of "grey" people. She goes further to talk about the many shades and indetweens there are in the gay to straight spectrum. Those two things are cohesive with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" title. She could have thoughtfully chosen it.
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    stevee90 saidGood speech, but did they really have to use the overused cliche "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever here*" to get people's attention? lame.


    I don't think she chose her title based on hoping to get attention. I think she chose it because a large amount of her talk was orbiting the idea of "grey" people. She goes further to talk about the many shades and indetweens there are in the gay to straight spectrum. Those two things are cohesive with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" title. She could have thoughtfully chosen it.


    Fifty Shades of Grey explores on topic of one man's fascination with a wide variety of sexual activities/fetishes, though the point of the novel is actually much shallow i.e. it exists to provide and satisfy sexual fantasies of mediocre women.

    The woman giving the speech is talking about sexual orientation and how that defines one's citizenship status; the character Grey in the novel and the people she talked about - including herself - have no commonalities, even if we were to explore deeper into the source novel and give it more credits than it claimed for. okay, I'll give the credit to anyone who uses "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever*" slogan for at least being relevant in terms of using that phrase to describe their idea that lies on a spectrum of some sort. But you can't deny that it's become a cliche - such slogans like this serve no purpose but to gain the interest from the population that is well exposed to another item with a similar slogan that is better known. I personally think it's overused, and it shows lack of creativity, if not blatant laziness. If her purpose of the speech was to enlighten the population that may not be so empathetic towards those in less-conventional area of the spectrum for sexual orientation, I highly doubt her success. The only people who will watch this video till the end and support it will be the ones who already agree with her.
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    Feb 02, 2013 9:26 AM GMT
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    stevee90 saidGood speech, but did they really have to use the overused cliche "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever here*" to get people's attention? lame.


    I don't think she chose her title based on hoping to get attention. I think she chose it because a large amount of her talk was orbiting the idea of "grey" people. She goes further to talk about the many shades and indetweens there are in the gay to straight spectrum. Those two things are cohesive with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" title. She could have thoughtfully chosen it.


    Fifty Shades of Grey explores on topic of one man's fascination with a wide variety of sexual activities/fetishes, though the point of the novel is actually much shallow i.e. it exists to provide and satisfy sexual fantasies of mediocre women.

    The woman giving the speech is talking about sexual orientation and how that defines one's citizenship status; the character Grey in the novel and the people she talked about - including herself - have no commonalities, even if we were to explore deeper into the source novel and give it more credits than it claimed for. okay, I'll give the credit to anyone who uses "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever*" slogan for at least being relevant in terms of using that phrase to describe their idea that lies on a spectrum of some sort. But you can't deny that it's become a cliche - such slogans like this serve no purpose but to gain the interest from the population that is well exposed to another item with a similar slogan that is better known. I personally think it's overused, and it shows lack of creativity, if not blatant laziness. If her purpose of the speech was to enlighten the population that may not be so empathetic towards those in less-conventional area of the spectrum for sexual orientation, I highly doubt her success. The only people who will watch this video till the end and support it will be the ones who already agree with her.


    OK then buddy... tell me what creative work you've done lately? How many photos have you taken of of people all across the country? Can you even work a camera?...

    DAMN! I get cranky at 3:30AM
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    Feb 02, 2013 9:38 AM GMT
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    stevee90 saidGood speech, but did they really have to use the overused cliche "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever here*" to get people's attention? lame.


    I don't think she chose her title based on hoping to get attention. I think she chose it because a large amount of her talk was orbiting the idea of "grey" people. She goes further to talk about the many shades and indetweens there are in the gay to straight spectrum. Those two things are cohesive with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" title. She could have thoughtfully chosen it.


    Fifty Shades of Grey explores on topic of one man's fascination with a wide variety of sexual activities/fetishes, though the point of the novel is actually much shallow i.e. it exists to provide and satisfy sexual fantasies of mediocre women.

    The woman giving the speech is talking about sexual orientation and how that defines one's citizenship status; the character Grey in the novel and the people she talked about - including herself - have no commonalities, even if we were to explore deeper into the source novel and give it more credits than it claimed for. okay, I'll give the credit to anyone who uses "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever*" slogan for at least being relevant in terms of using that phrase to describe their idea that lies on a spectrum of some sort. But you can't deny that it's become a cliche - such slogans like this serve no purpose but to gain the interest from the population that is well exposed to another item with a similar slogan that is better known. I personally think it's overused, and it shows lack of creativity, if not blatant laziness. If her purpose of the speech was to enlighten the population that may not be so empathetic towards those in less-conventional area of the spectrum for sexual orientation, I highly doubt her success. The only people who will watch this video till the end and support it will be the ones who already agree with her.


    Oh.My.God. If you're comparing the book to her work (which is obviously very different), then you're doing it all wrong.
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    Feb 02, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    She said, “Just being other than straight does not necessarily mean that we have anything in common.”

    But is not that the very essence of beauty.
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
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    Fifty Shades of Grey explores on topic of one man's fascination with a wide variety of sexual activities/fetishes, though the point of the novel is actually much shallow i.e. it exists to provide and satisfy sexual fantasies of mediocre women.

    The woman giving the speech is talking about sexual orientation and how that defines one's citizenship status; the character Grey in the novel and the people she talked about - including herself - have no commonalities, even if we were to explore deeper into the source novel and give it more credits than it claimed for. okay, I'll give the credit to anyone who uses "Fifty Shades of *insert whatever*" slogan for at least being relevant in terms of using that phrase to describe their idea that lies on a spectrum of some sort. But you can't deny that it's become a cliche - such slogans like this serve no purpose but to gain the interest from the population that is well exposed to another item with a similar slogan that is better known. I personally think it's overused, and it shows lack of creativity, if not blatant laziness. If her purpose of the speech was to enlighten the population that may not be so empathetic towards those in less-conventional area of the spectrum for sexual orientation, I highly doubt her success. The only people who will watch this video till the end and support it will be the ones who already agree with her.


    I was referring to the title alone, not any of it's content or themes. I'm unsure how you can watch the video and then say she lacks creativity and may be blatantly lazy. She proves she is creative with both her speech and her project. The woman traveled around the country in pursuit of her art, not lazy in my book.
    I think you and I have a different definition of success. The fact that she is passionate and determined about such a sensitive issue is a success in itself. She is trying, that's more than I can say about myself. I'm not out there fighting our fight, however, watching her speech inspired me to post it here. Inspiration is a powerful thing.
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    that was an excellent speech indeed.
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    Feb 03, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    Great TED Talk!