Too. Many. Possible. Puns. Virgin Atlantic has just announced that it’s adding a big name bestseller to its audiobook list, as part of the JAM onboard entertainment service. The aural entertainment in question? Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Fifty Shades series is causing a bit of a stir. For those not familiar with the books, it’s a female-oriented phenomenon in the Twilight mold, only with bondage instead of vampirism. For those who are familiar with it: you should be ashamed of yourselves.
And now, to take your mind off of your flight, Virgin Atlantic has recorded the first in the series as an audiobook. VA’s head of PR Fay Burgin’s tongue in cheek statement says that it wants to give female passengers “the chance to enjoy the book in an intimate way, away from prying eyes,” adding: “Of course, we can’t promise to spare any blushes and can’t be held responsible for any risqué behaviour that listening to the recording inspires.”
Hmm, yeah. We always thought that airlines wanted to curb the whole ‘mile high club’ thing? We foresee longer queues for the toilets when half the plane’s getting hot under the collar.
We’ve got our suspicions, though, that women won’t be the only audience for this: there’ll be plenty of men wanting to find out what all the fuss is about without the shame of actually reading the paperback. Just look at that bloke in the picture; he’s well into it.
Want a Virgin to talk dirty to you all the way home? Best book yourself a flight.