NO. STOP. SERIOUSLY. STOP. IF YOU WANT TO WRITE EXPLOSIVE SEX SCENES, WRITE THEM IN YOUR OWN BOOKS. ENOUGH WITH REVAMPING AND REDOING AND RE-EVERYTHINGING EVERYTHING. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT CREATIVE ENOUGH TO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN STORIES DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE JUSTIFICATION TO DO THIS. STOP. SERIOUSLY. GOD DAMNIT.
And it’s not just the fact that they’ll be desecrating classic literature. The fact is that, yes, some of these books are “sexually charged” in certain ways. But it’s the SUBTLETY of it that makes them powerful! I’m not a prude in any way, and I believe that open and honest dialogue about sex and sexuality is a very good and healthy thing for society. But there is also such a thing as TACT.
This is just another line on the mental list of proofs I have of society going downhill. The article is right, there probably IS a market for something like this. But in my opinion, there SHOULDN’T BE. Yes, Jane Austen was a “forward thinking” woman, but that doesn’t mean she’d go ahead and write graphic sex scenes into her novels just because she could.