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1Have You Guys Heard About That Fifty Shades of Grey Book?

A photo of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

There’s a pretty solid chance that you have, since it’s a best-seller, but I hope that I can tell you at least a few things about it that you might not know yet. This entire thing just tickles me so, so much, and I want you guys to be tickled right along with me.

Ok, here’s the summary of the book from Amazon:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

The book is really, really popular, but here’s the absolute best part. Are you ready? I don’t know if you’re ready.

This book was originally fan fiction. A Twilight fan fiction. For real. This book was a smutty fan fic set in an alternate universe (am I giving away my previous experience with fan fiction?), the author merely changed the character’s names from Edward and Bella to Christian and Anastasia. For real.

Now the book, I’m sorry, the fan fiction, is going to be made into a movie, and guess which actors are the popular picks to star in it?

Fifty Shades Of Grey — the popular mommy porn that has hit Amazon’s best-seller list — is being turned into a movie. Deadline.com reports that Universal and Focus Features acquired the rights to the novel for a cool $5 million. Now that we know it will hit the big screen, it’s time to turn our attention to casting the big roles — and of course we think that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be perfect!

Fifty Shades is the story of billionaire Christian Grey and recent college grad Anastasia Steele who fall in love despite Christian wanting Ana to be his “submissive” in a Bondage-Discipline/Dominant-Submissive/Sado-Masochistic relationship.

However, the erotic novel originally began as an adult, alternate universe Twilight fan fiction, with Edward as the billionaire and Bella as the virginal Anastasia. But the names were changed when it was published. And although Fifty Shades is devoid of vampires and werewolves, fans of both will recognize the similarities between the two stories — including Christian’s adopted family and Anastasia’s best male friend Jose.

Since Robert doesn’t have any work lined up yet, and everyone is dying to see more steamy sex scenes between him and K-Stew, these two should definitely think about these roles.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that it’s a kinky fan fiction? How is this not the best thing that ever happened?

If you’ve read the book, please tell me all about it, because this is endlessly fascinating to me. If you haven’t, Amazon has a pretty lengthy excerpt from the book. I skimmed over it for a few minutes, and I was able to see that Anastasia is super clumsy – the first time she meets Christian, she trips – and tends to go on about how beautiful Christian is. So, you know, Twilight.

How is this even allowed to happen? In the bit I actually read, it seemed clear that this is Edward and Bella playing pretend. This whole thing just blows my mind, I can’t even wrap my head around it. I think I’m going to stop trying, and on a totally different note, start working on a play using other people’s characters. Apparently that’s ok.

March 30, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily

One Response to “Have You Guys Heard About That Fifty Shades of Grey Book?”

  1. Anne says:

    I am reading the book on my Nook for a book club…it definitely reminds me of Twilight! I had read reviews that it was based on Twilight fan fic so I had a heads up. Definitely xxx rated, can’t wait till the rest of the club get their books so we can start discussing!

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