Kiwis and Kink
It's being called mummy porn. '50 Shades of Grey' are romance novels - but with a trendy bdsm twist. The books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and seem to have given women permission to do the naughty things that they otherwise might not have felt ok about. This week 20/20 speaks to two New Zealand dominatrix - professionals at kinky sex play. And offer some secrets to female sexual desire.
E L James, the author of one of the most buzzed about books this year - dubbed "Mommy Porn" for its graphic sexual content and the frenzy it's generated among female fans - sits down with Elizabeth Vargas for an interview. Her trilogy, '50 Shades of Grey', '50 Shades Darker' and '50 Shades Freed', has taken the publishing industry and most recently Hollywood by surprise with its rapid rise from a fan fiction e-novel to New York Times bestseller. Calling it a "love story with kink," James shares how the steamy novels were created and how her life has changed.
Open Marriage With Kids
With one in two marriages ending in divorce, some couples, instead of blowing up relationships, are quietly expanding them. 20/20 profiles two couples who are living the open marriage lifestyle while raising kids and growing old together, and they say it has made their relationships better. Having other paramours not only spices up their love life but the romantic intimacy builds a kind of extended family that actually helps with childrearing.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman, Jane Fonda and many other high profile female celebrities are discussing sex in a graphic way you've never heard before. But why? Chris Connelly talks to Amanda de Cadenet, the host of a new provocative talk show, "The Conversation" about how she dares to ask about such taboo topics.
The best of New Zealand and international current affairs - 20/20 - with reporters Emma Keeling, Hannah Ockelford, Erin Conroy and Sonya Wilson