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Last night, more that 200 loyal Racked readers gathered at The Grove's Pacific Theatres to experience the worldwide phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey via our very own private screening. What could have been a totally awkward experience watching graphic sex scenes with strangers actually turned out to be a lot of fun, thanks to a refreshingly giddy crowd that whistled, laughed, and clapped throughout the show. #Rackedx50Shades felt like one big girls' night out, complete with an appearance by our go-to celebrity sexologist Emily Morse and her Loveline co-star/silver fox Dr. Drew Pinsky.
The fun didn't stop there. Prior to the 8:30pm show (which readers started lining up for at 5pm!), we hosted a VIP cocktail hour with Morse, where bloggers, stylists, America's Next Top Model stars (hey, Kari Michelle), and more talents enjoyed gratis Priv manicures, Fifty Shades-themed wine, and gratuitous sex advice. (Valentine's Day is tomorrow, after all.)
While VIPs enjoyed a few extra perks, we definitely didn't leave our general admission readers in the dust; every single one of them received complimentary popcorn, soda, parking, and a box of Fifty Shades-inspired OPI nail polishes. Thanks for joining us!