Madonna Dings Fifty Shades of Grey as “Not Very Sexy,” Only for Virgins

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Madonna spoke about Fifty Shades of Grey Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Inset: Universal

Plenty of people will be lining up to see Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, but Madonna will not be among them. The "Like a Virgin" singer, 56, spoke to Billboard about the raunchy story in a new interview, and said it holds little appeal for her.

"Yes, I have [read it]," Madge said of E L James' best-selling erotic novel. "It's pulp fiction. It's not very sexy, maybe for someone who has never had sex before." 

"I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was like, 'Hmm, a lot of spanking,'" the pop star continued to Billboard, referencing main character Christian Grey's so-called Red Room of Pain, where he carries out his S&M activities. "I also thought, 'This is so unrealistic because no guy goes down on a girl that much.' I'm sorry, but no one eats p—y as much as the guy in that book."

While the "Living for Love" performer finds Christian Grey's sex life with his lover Anastasia Steele unrealistic, she did tell Billboard that her own passions are as lively as ever. 

Asked whether her views on sex have changed in the past few decades, Madonna said, "Absolutely not. Nope. Sex is a wonderful, necessary part of life."

The Grammy winner also has high hopes for her romantic future, telling Billboard that after two failed marriages — first to Sean Penn and then to Guy Ritchie — she still hopes to find The One.

"I'm a hopeless romantic," she spilled. "I love being in love. I mean, I'm in love with my children, but that's a different kind of love. It's the love that never ends."

While she's not a big Fifty Shades of Grey fan, Madonna has worked with James in the past. The author served as an executive producer on the 2001 documentary about the singer, There's Only One Madonna

"That was a long time ago," James told Us Weekly at Fifty Shades' London premiere on Thursday, Feb. 12. "I think good luck to her. I think she’s an amazing artist who pushes boundaries and boundaries need to be pushed now and again."

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