We spend so much time with favorite characters, we invest in them emotionally and we want to know how their lives pan out after the story ends. But do we really need to follow them into the bedroom? Some fans do, and they don’t let a little thing like The End get in their way.
Potterotica: The Podcast
The original Harry Potter readers — Potterites — grew up and went through puberty with the pupils of Hogwarts: adrenaline wouldn’t have been the only hormone raging as Harry, Hermione and Ron waved their wands and weaved their spells.
Three fans, Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush and Danny Chapman, have turned their fascination into a podcast: Potterotica. As they say in the introduction, it’s about what happens when “your favorite Harry Potter characters get put in slightly more adult situations.”
During each episode, Allie, Lyndsay and Danny read and discuss a hot and steamy chapter from an erotic Harry Potter fan fiction story. While many of the stories are rated “H for horny,” the commentary focuses on the comedic elements. Wonder what J.K. Rowling thinks of it.
Jane Austen Erotica
Jane Austen Erotica is definitely a thing, and according to The Atlantic Monthly, we have the BBC to thank for it, or specifically Colin Firth and his wet undershirt. Many fans cite his emergence from the pond as the moment Elizabeth fell for him. Except of course, that scene isn’t in the book.
No matter, it’s spawned a whole world of Jane Austen Erotica, much of which revolves around the bedtime adventures of Elizabeth and Darcy.
Arielle Eckstut, in her witty and entertaining Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen, shows that the master and mistress of Pemberley weren’t the only Austen characters to enjoy a rampant sex life. My favorite vignette is the role play between Charlotte and Mr Collins. Charlotte, disguised as Lady Catherine de Burgh, plays dominatrix. Mr Collins is deliriously submissive.
Fifty Shades Of Fan Fiction
The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon grew out of fan fiction. E.L. James saw the movie version of Twilight, then became hooked by the novels, apparently reading and re-reading over a few days. She tried her hand at writing sequels, and when she discovered that fan fiction was an actual thing, she self-published and the Fifty Shades publishing empire was born.
- What Hobbits do in their spare time: Tolkien fans have so many characters to play with, I’m surprised they need to invent new ones. For the sake of hobbit hook-ups they do, maybe it’s the dearth of female characters.
- Gone With The Wind is a natural: with so much heat generated between Scarlett and Rhett, it’s not a surprise to discover that there is a rich vein of Gone with the Wind erotic fan fiction.
- Not even Anne And Gilbert are immune: do Anne of Green Gables fans really need to know what Anne and Gilbert get up to on their wedding night?
Have you ever been tempted to follow your favorite characters into the bedroom? Personally, I’d rather give them their privacy.
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