The sadomasochistic love story Fifty Shades of Grey cost $40 million to make and – over Valentine's Day weekend alone – brought in $90 million in box-office revenue.
So roll your eyes all you want. It's an unequivocal winner.
Count me among the doting husbands who dutifully succumbed to being dragged to the theater. Watching it is one thing. But what about cracking open the book and reading aloud?
Back when the movie was just a sparkle in the popular book's eye, my wife, Sybil Summers, went to Valley Ranch and handed several open-minded Cowboys an open book and an open microphone.
So what does it sound like when Cowboys and NFL players read from Fifty Shades of Grey? It sounds like this.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.