Admit it, even with the hullaballoo surrounding the casting choices for the film based on Fifty Shades of Grey, you still can't wait for it to hit the theaters next fall. In the meantime, fans of the erotic thriller can freely explore their deep, dark fantasies in Las Vegas. There's no better place to unleash your inner Anastasia Steele or Christian Grey, according to Vegas.com expert Aleza Freeman.
"It really is perfect for Las Vegas because this is a city where people come to let go of their inhibitions and a lot of different types of inhibitions," Freeman said. "It can be just going out and partying but in some cases it can be sexual fetishes and fantasies, and so Las Vegas caters to everybody and sets the stage for visitors from the resorts, the shows, the attractions."
We had an intimate chat with Freeman, who gave us the juicy details on where we can get saucy in Sin City.
For a more fun look at Fifty Shades, head to Golden Nugget from October 18 to November 9 for Spank! The Musical, a parody of the best-selling book. Ideal for a girls' night out or bachelorette party, Spank! brings the story's beloved characters and themes to life and lightens them up through comedy, musical numbers and strip teases (from the leading man, even!).
General admission ticket prices are $35 or $45 for premium seating and $55 for VIP seating (plus tax and fee). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 866-946-5336, or visiting goldennugget.com.
When we're talking about sensuality in Las Vegas, we can't miss Zumanity - The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil. The adult-themed show at New York-New York Hotel and Casino does dabble in the arts of bondage and S&M in several of the acts, but the performances are all tastefully and artfully done, with the sophistication and gracefulness that only a Cirque du Soleil show can provide.
Early on in the books our heroine Anastasia Steele has a bout of insecurity when it comes to her encounters with Christian Grey. She could have easily gotten over that in Las Vegas if she had attended any of the city's classes devoted to empowering women in their sexuality -- from Stripper 101 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where you learn to how to dance on the pole, to Night School for Girls which specializes in boa and burlesque moves or X Burlesque University at the Flamingo, where you learn showgirl choreography straight from one of the X girls herself.
Once you and your partner are ready to commit yourselves to a night of pleasure, you only need one room. Who needs a dungeon when there's the Provocateur Suite at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino? The 2,281-square-foot, two-bedroom penthouse was built for couples to act out their wildest fantasies, complete with a private balcony with heated plunge pool, an interactive projection system that displays two women's silhouettes that move when you do, and dominatrix and bondage accessories throughout each room.
Need a little help? Feel free to order from Love Jones, Hard Rock's own erotic boutique that delivers lingerie, toys and just about anything else you might need to give in to your desires. You won't have to sign a nondisclosure agreement, but you can be assured that your secret is safe with them.