So, who is the most wanted man on the planet, and dare I say it, the universe? Robert Pattinson? Channing Tatum? Johnny Depp? No, it is, of course, Christian Grey. The trilogy of books 50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed has taken the world by storm. Bookstores haven’t been able to keep it in stock and it has surpassed Harry Potter in sales. The books which have been branded as “Mommy Porn” have been so successful that companies everywhere are trying to cash in on this cash cow. Ann Summers have even created a 50 Shades of Grey section on its website where you can purchase some of the toys mentioned in the books.
The books centre around Anastasia (Ana) Steele and Christian Grey. Anastasia is a young naive woman about to finish college and Christian Grey is a very wealthy, extremely attractive, troubled young man. They meet by chance and Ana is soon introduced to Christian’s sexual exploits. Christian’s Red Room of Pain plays a prominent part throughout all three books along with some silver balls as they begin a dominant and submissive relationship. Christian has a very dark and troubled past and Ana, like most women, wants to fix him. We see Ana struggle to come to terms with Christian’s contracts and Christian struggles with his feelings for Ana while trying to keep their dirty little secret.
So now you have the basic idea and you are thinking about finding out more, well you have two options. You can go out and get the books or you can wait for the movie that everyone is talking about. It seems everyday another actor has been tipped to be cast in the 50 Shades of Grey Movie. Emma Watson, Emma Stone and even Angelina Jolie have all been Anastasia Steele at one point another, while Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling and Ian Somerhalder are some of the bookies favourite to play Christian. Needless to say the actors who are cast will have to pull out all the stops and hold nothing back, and I mean nothing!
If you are only interested in the more controversal bits of the book and don’t want to have to read through the whole thing, then check out the video below where some of the best bits are read out for you. Beware ladies, this might make you wet your panties for all sorts of reasons.
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