The thing is, they are poking fun of the movie, not the books. And from watching it, it really does make her seem like a supremely stereotypical masochistic submissive. Which, according to my friend, doesn't happen so much in the books.
I still won't read them. I have no desire to. For those who like them, nifty for you. But please, pretty please, can all the merchandise be stricken from the mall? It's quite difficult to go make-up shopping without having to see it all. And no, sorry ladies, but the guy who plays Edward is not my opinion of ultimate hotness.