I learned at age 3 that it’s simply not enough to enjoy a movie. Upon seeing “Beauty and the Beast,” which was the first film I was ever exposed to, I had to have Belle’s yellow flowing gown as my Halloween costume, own the Beast Barbie doll (which is still in my childhood home, you made a worthwhile investment, mom!), and have a Lumiere action figure.
Things haven’t changed since 1991, and adults can be just as eager to spend money on a franchise they like as Disney lovin’ kids. E.L. James’s successful “Fifty Shades” trilogy is only going to continue growing in visibility, as the author has just partnered with a global licensing agent to produce merchandise for the brand. We already know that the novels boosted sex ball sales considerably, but before we know it, stores will be offering “Fifty Shades” lingerie, fragrances, apparel, beauty products, home furnishing, bedding, and more. Love the series to your heart’s content, but you do not need “Fifty Shades” bed sheets. Here are some other “Fifty Shades” items you’re probably better off not buying.
Most of these products haven’t been unveiled yet — so well have to use our imaginations. But you can expect this “50 Shades” merch any day now.