It was, ahem, bound to happen.
The existence of the Fifty Shades magazine should make you feel disappointed for bored housewives, literature and the human race, but you shouldn’t be surprised. There was an opportunity, and someone was enterprising enough to cash in on it. In this case, “someone” was Topix Media Lab, a highfalutin’ name for a lowfalutin’ business: they specialize in single-topic magazines that focus on the hot topic of the moment. I haven’t read the magazine, but Lois Alter Mark did, and she’s sharing 25 things she learned from it.
(I’ll admit that I plan to name my next band “Sexy Scavenger Hunt”.)