Fifty Shades of Grey is a erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It became the first instalment in the Fifty Shades novel series that follows the. Fifty Shades is a series of erotic novels by E. L. James, initially a trilogy consisting of Fifty Shades of Grey (), Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed . After the first film premiered at a special fan screening in New York City on 6. Fifty Shades of Grey is a American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The film is based on E. L. James' novel of the same name and stars .. Fifty Shades of Grey was first screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11,
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Fifty Shades of Grey is a S&M erotica novel written by British author E.L. James. It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy that traces the. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey any book a try, and was hoping that it would get better after the first because a. The Mister by E L James Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James Fifty Shades Darker by EL James Fifty Shades Freed by EL James Grey by EL James Darker by EL.
What makes it worse is that Christian is just thrilled that Ana's raggin' because he hates using condoms. Apparently, Mr. GinormoDick doesn't know that a woman can get pregnant while on her period. Which is hilarious considering all the teaching and training he's doing to remedy Ana's sexual ignorance. Sexual dependence, thy name is Anastasia Steele.
We're supposed to believe that this girl has gone 21 years neither having had sex nor masturbating? Well, Christian's supposed sexual prowess makes a bit more sense now, as does Ana's assertion that he has a giant bologna wand. She has absolutely zero experience, and she's never once had anything "in there ". Thing could be the size of a baby carrot and she'd still be like, "Oh, my glob! How is it ever going to fit?! It's ridiculous. Come to think of it, Christian's obsession with her eating habits makes a bit more sense now.
She was probably beginning to look like something out of a horror movie. Seriously, though, are we going to take the word of a girl who is apparently so undersexed she's never even masturbated? I guess I can sort of understand this obsession with some kind of an awakening, but She has absolutely nothing with which to compare, not even her own damn hand! Now I'll be totally honest, the biggest issue I have with Fifty Shades of Shit is neither the sex nor the horrible writing.
It's the plot. Thin as it is, it's still there, its core message being that, given enough time, you can change someone. While I don't have any problem with this if all you're trying to do is help them to lose weight or quit smoking, when you're talking about an emotionally and dangerously close to physically abusive relationship, sending that kind of message is ridiculous and irresponsible.
Christian is controlling, possessive, condescending, and cruel. He doesn't allow Ana to behave as she normally would, and Ana just puts up with it, insistent that if she can give him what he wants, when he wants, as often as he wants, she can eventually begin to pull his strings. Will it work? In the books, probably. In real life? Almost never. How many misguided women are going to waste their lives on some emotionally retarded prick because they've read shit like this and think this kind of fucked-up fairytale will come true for them?
I've known women with this mentality. He may be hot, he may have a huge dick, he may even be rich, that doesn't make him a good person. It doesn't even make him a potentially good person. Look, I can make my words Staccato like Christian. Now hold still while I choke you until you pass out Potential rape is downplayed. Ana's friend, Jake Jose, starts pushing himself on her rather vehemently when they're both drunk.
Ana repeatedly says no, but Jose just keeps trying to go in for the kill. Admiral Chaps busts on up with his riding crop, however, and saves her. Ana understandably avoids Jose for a while after that, and when her other friend asks her why, all Ana says is, "He made a pass at me. Christian tells Ana that he gets off on having complete and total control over another person. This is not just in the bedroom, but in Ana's overall life. On several occasions, he fails to yield when Ana says no, plunging on regardless, assured she'll like whatever he does, anyway, so why bother stopping?
And there are women out there who think this is romantic. I wish you the best of luck, ladies. Just keep in mind that while you're fantasizing about abusive, misogynistic assholes like Grey, there are a lot of women dealing with the horrors of actually living with men like him. For all you ladies bustin' out your toys while daydreaming about Hunky Mr.
Grey, I want you to do something for me. It'll only take a moment. Close your eyes. Think about all the things Christian Grey does in the book.
Not just those supposed sweet things, but really, everything. His condescension, his control, his insane jealousy, his threats Still turned on?
The end of the book was absolutely hilarious, with Ana fleeing in emotional tumult because Christian can't give her what she needs love! And we're treated to her alternately being angry about the pain and humiliation she faced at Christian's hands, and chastising herself for being a failure and for being mean to Christian.
It really is classic abuse mentality. Yet I see her being touted by some as "strong and independent". It's this kind of ignorant trash that sets feminism back decades.
This is not a book about BDSM, this is a book about one sick, abusive man and his obsession with a young, naive invertebrate. It's a book about a girl who has absolutely no sense of self, who sacrifices any pretense of individuality in order to hold onto a man who doesn't even show her the faintest glimmer of respect.
It's about two attention-starved individuals with the emotional maturity of toilet paper convincing themselves that their relationship is 'like, the best thing ever, OMG'. It's trite, insulting, and dangerous.
I fear for any impressionable young women who read this and think that this is how an ideal relationship should operate. If nothing else, it should be issued as a guidebook to mothers around the world to show their daughters the kind of man to avoid at all costs. This book does good men and indeed, all of humanity a disservice.
They're thinking of turning it into a movie I can't Word Count: Aman Dhindsa Gosh girl! I totally agree on your perceptive! May 24, Oct 18, Steph Sinclair rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Absolutely no one.
Now with whips and chains! Fifty Shades of Shit Haters, please exit stage left. I'm not sure what possessed me to pick up Fifty Shades of Grey. I thought I might genuinely like it before I started, but all I was left with was one hell of a mindfuck.
Whatever it was that brought on this knee jerk download seems to have mercifully left me with enough common sense to say I will not be continuing on with this series. Recently I discovered one of my favorite publishers, Random House, has picked up Fifty Shades of Grey and made this statement: Fifty Shades of Grey and Master of the Universe the original fan fic are essentially the same thing. The biggest difference being Edward and Bella's name being replaced with Christian and Anastasia respectively.
And I would know this because I have both and while I was reading, I would occasionally switch back and forth between the two without difficulty. I'd go through and give you examples myself, but other people have done it already here and here. So if you must read this book, do yourself a solid and find the fan fic online. You even get the second book too! I know some people claim this has no similarities to Twilight and got dammit, I'm allergic to all the bull shit.
Do I really need to point this all out? Because it looks pretty obvious to me. The mannerisms of the characters are exactly the same. They even say similar things the original characters say.
The whole "dazzle" line and Edward asking Bella to trust him. Her mother being remarried with the same inability to maneuver her way around a kitchen. Bella is still trying to save Edward from himself due to his troubled past. Edward still stalks and controls Bella, only now he gets to hit her when she gets out of line.
I struggled to come up with a proper review for this book and couldn't figure out why I was feeling rather uninspired to write one. And then I figured it out.
I was left so disgusted by this book that I wanted to purge the memory of its existence from my mind. With a rusty nail. Every time I thought of the book my brain cells would go on strike, yelling obscenities at me. Anyway, I thought Bella and Edward's relationship couldn't get anymore fucked up than Twilight.
I stand corrected. If I were to describe FSoG in one sentence it would be this: Fifty Shades of Grey is like Twilight on steroids, high on ecstasy, in a dirty little corner. A very dirty corner. With badly written sex. Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of the beautiful but of course she doesn't know it , naive virgin, Anastasia Steal after she is suckered into interviewing the Greek god, Christian Grey.
Of course, sparks fly and for some unknown reason he can't seem to stay away from this incredibly, unremarkable girl.
There are a myriad of problems with this novel, many of which ironically can be found in Twilight. Never saw that one coming! However, Ana doesn't see it that way. She thinks of him as a broken person and it's her duty to fix him. Even when he says things like this: But not beyond anything you couldn't take. And please don't even bother to tell me that it's just BDSM.
No, just fucking no. Ana is genuinely afraid of Christian and is never entirely comfortable with the "punishment" aspect of their relationship. But Christian just manipulates her with sex to continue the relationship. And that's what really gets me. I just have a hard time believing a virgin would somehow become a sex goddess overnight, because that is exactly what happens.
When she first is introduced to his kinky lifestyle and tells him she is a virgin he immediately tells her he needs to handle that "situation" before they could continue. Since when is your virginity a "situation? Oh, no, because that is when we are introduced to Ana's two best friends. Everyone say hi to: Anna's inner goddess, who always cheers her on when Christian wants sex or wants to punish her. She's also quite annoying, doing back flips at the mention of anything sexual related.
Simmer down. Where did she come from exactly? Ana is in her twenties and has never felt the urge to have sex with anyone until Christian comes along with his whips and chains?! Ana's sub-conscious, who hides behind couches when it comes time for her beating. When it comes to Ana having sex with Christian, well, her sub-conscious only has one thing to say, So after the "situation" is handled, Ana has to sign a "contract" agreeing to his sexual demands and also outlining things she won't do.
It was pretty pointless considering he still got what he wanted and she never signed the damn thing. He exploits her, stalks her and abuses her! She cries after sex. She is afraid of him being angry! Even when he is angry at something else, she thinks it's her. Her reasoning for allowing him to hit her as his therapy is because she's afraid to lose him. That is not a reason for agreeing to a BDSM lifestyle! In fact, that's not even really "consent! His brow furrows, his eyes widening.
He blinks twice. Not here. Not now. Please don't. No, excuse me. That's not right. Yes, the caps were totally necessary because that was the most disgusting thing I have ever had the misfortune of reading. That is not sexy, that's foul. Whenever Ana thinks about leaving him, he comes over to her apartment unannounced pounds into her literally and her inner goddess does a fucking happy dance, forgetting her urge to kick his sick ass to the curb.
They fight, they breakup. They kiss, they sex up. Dance, puppet.
The writing is a shitty mess too. I mean, if I had to sit and read Ana saying "Holy, shit! I wanted to take my red pen and have at this "book" so badly.
It was the little things like Ana's roommate saying over and over, "You never cry Ana," and what do we find Ana always doing? I'm not sure where the hell the plot was. Didn't I mention this was a Twilight retelling? Why was I expecting a plot? And another example of poor writing: They used phrases that Americans don't use. And now I'm trying to figure out why this book is so popular. Why do so many women love this book? I get the appeal of the bondage even though it's not my usual cup of tea.
Sounds exciting! Not so much. Fuck my life! Zero stars! Eh, I'm off to read a good book now and possibly to bleach my brain. More reviews at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.
Jan 28, Kruti rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No one. In the words of Miss Steele, "You need to sort your shit out, Grey! I honestly do NOT feel like revisiting this book and writing a review. However, this book is so bad that I feel the need to warn others from this drivel. Luckily, I did not download this garbage. I do not even know what overcame me to read it and I can only blame a momentary lack of judgment on my part. What baffles me is the scary fangirlgasm following this book.
Doing some research, this book was originally posted online as a twilight fanfic! Yes, a twilight fanfic. And dubbing it a twilight fanfic and promoting it as such is no doubt raising the bar on the sale figures. What has the world come to? Everything you could possibly imagine is wrong with this book! The execution and the characters. And the writing. And the plot wait, was there one?!? And it is arguably the most anti-feminist portrayal of any relationship.
FSoG simply continues this unhealthy view and promotes an even more abusive and degrading relationship towards women, targeting older women and possibly even teenage girls who know no better. Oh dear god, I hope teenage girls do not jump on this disturbing bandwagon. This is not something that should be promoted as desirable or idealistic. This book cheapens what feminists have fought for years!
The two spend the rest of the romantic evening calmly discussing the contract that allows him to fuck her senseless. The next 4 days, he gets to do exactly what he wants, he stalks her, abuses her and punishes her by spanking her several times. Atleast, she finally sees some sense and walks out. It reads more like a diary — he did this, I did this.
The constant repetitions are enough to make someone suicidal! The sex scenes were terrible and frankly a little disturbing to put down on paper — an incident with the tampon springs to mind. The characters are simply absurd in this book. AnaBella SteeleSwan Anastasia Steele irked me quite a lot and reading this book from her point of view was no picnic in the park. I found nothing remotely interesting about her.
I swear Kate was a much more interesting character and would have made a better female lead, but like the other few characters she was mentioned only for the sake of a story. A real shame. Christian Grey…where do I begin? Kruti Subject: Your issues Date: April 18 And frankly, you are in need of much help.
Perhaps, I can direct you to the nearest mental hospital? Or better yet, accompany you to the nearest police station?
It's the least I can do. In response to your email, I think you have that the wrong way around, sir. Laters, baby. Kruti On Apr 18, at That does not give him the right to exert control over her and abuse her. Hell NO!
That's not BDSM. Okay children, let's explore the definition of BDSM: Don't tell me we have two consenting adults here. No, Ana is just a child trapped in a woman's body.
She has no true idea of what this lifestyle entails and is at most times in fear. If you're still not convinced about how unhealthy this relationship was, this probably will convince you.
To ensure he gets her to do what he wants, he manipulates her with promises of a relationship if she is willing to try his way of lifestyle. So in her mind, his need to control her and beat her is a form of therapy?
That's not BDSM either. I have absolutely nothing more to add. I'm taking my inner goddess elsewhere and grabbing a good book. Honestly this is what I imagined Christian to be like. If you have a facebook account, you should definitely visit this link. Absolutely horrifying, utter trash.
A waste of trees, bookshelf space and precious, oh so very fucking precious braincells. Honestly, why is this even published? Every single book store in Sydney is promoting this tripe, claiming it to be some kind of awesome romance novel. Are you absolutely shitting me? There is nothing romantic at all about this 'book'. In fact, that's what this book sh Garbage. In fact, that's what this book should be called. I know at least every one star reviewer has taken the title and created their own pun with it, but fuck it, I'm jumping on the bandwagon too.
Before I decided to read this God help me , I kept seeing it everywhere I went, and the book store where I work was involved in the promotion among other book store chains. All me and my co-workers knew that it was smut, and a hell of a lot of it too. We even turned the book into a drinking game, and it goes as thus: Flip to a random page of the book.
If it's something dirty, take a drink. I do not recommend this game, for one could die from alcohol poisoning within the first round. But if you're feeling adventurous Glad I could be of service to your crazy party ideas. But anyway, let's cut to my opinion of this abomination of literature. I decided to read it because it sounded like garbage, and I haven't written a review about garbage in too long. I owed something to the people who actually found me worthwhile to follow on Goodreads.
So I decided hell, I'll review this. This is literally the worst book I have ever read, and I say that about many books. But this is the worst book for a damn good reason. Let's talk about what I hated about this book. The bottom line is I hated absolutely everything. And I'm not saying that to be funny, I'm saying that out of all seriousness. I didn't find a single redeeming quality in this book. With the Hush, hush series we at least had the unintentional hilarity and the awesomeness of Marcie.
In Twilight we had that chick who wanted to kill Bella and Tyler's van. Fifty shades of Grey has no such redeeming qualities. The characters are bland and merely props to set the stage for fucking weird BDSM-ing, and the plot was lost somewhere in the vagina of the author's wet dream. Believe me, I feel weird for even typing these words.
Not to mention, even though everyone already knows this, this was originally a Twilight fan fiction called 'Master of the universe' or some shitty, stupid title like that. How did such a thing get published? What, Twilight wasn't horrible and abuse-glorifying enough, so we had to kick it up a notch with publishing 'Master of the universe'? Are you people serious?
Why is it that dumber and dumber things are getting published? Quality is almost non-existent. Fucking hell. But before I rant on for hours about that, let's talk about the characters. Oh, I mean props. Yeah, props is more appropriate. Because the characters, for all the personality they had may as well have been props. Our first main prop is Ana, aka Bella Swan.
The plain, virginal wallflower who thinks lowly of herself whilst everyone around her just seems to freaking worship her. She is also clumsy, reads books, has divorced parents, doesn't get along with her step-father, and is a brain dead moronic twat. Remind you of anyone? I wonder who you're thinking of. That is a humdinger, isn't it? I'm amazed how many women are not pissed off with her complete lack of sense and self-respect.
She lets a man abuse her physically and emotionally, and allows him to satiate his ever-growing need to control her completely, passing it off as some cute obsessive habit. And even if she has doubts and runs away, she comes running back to him only seconds after. How are people not pissed off about this?
Not to mention she has zero personality, zero brain-cells, and zero common sense. Her character serves no purpose other than becoming some abusive asshole's sex toy. And let's not forget our second main prop, Christian Grey, aka Edward Cullen, aka creepy-stalker-sociopathic-megalomaniacal-abusive-horrifying-asshole. The fact that he has fangirls in the real world has pretty much ruined my faith in mankind, and the new generation.
Christian Gray pretty much pushes the limits that Edward Cullen, Patch, Daniel and others have yet to push due to their PG ratings, but fuck does Christian Grey push those fucking limits. He physically abuses Ana, and it somehow gets excused on the account that she was briefly aroused by it. Fuck my life.
He also decides what she should eat, what she should wear, how she should act, speak, communicate with him, where she can and can't go or what she can and can't do, threatens her constantly even with physical violence, and the list goes on. I kid you not. He even has this set out as a contract which by the way is repeated at least 5 times in the fucking book.
Here's another example of how romantic this mother fucker is: I want you to behave in a particular way, and if you don't, I shall punish you, and you will learn to behave the way I desire. Romantic as freaking Mel Gibson. And by the way, the women who find this guy romantic need some serious therapy.
Harsh I know, but finding this guy romantic is like like excusing the actions of a child-molester because he has nice hair.
This is not romantic. I don't know why they decided to plant this book in the general romance section. This goes way beyond the good ol' BDSM theme and just ends up treading into abusive territory.
Christian takes these aspects into the relationship where he ends up not only controlling a woman sexually, but also emotionally, and deliberately moulding her into not just a sex partner, but an ideal of what he wants her to be and leaves her no room for her individuality and instead brands it as 'punishable'. That's not part of the BDSM jig. I'm sorry, but it's not. Why people even call this romantic is beyond me. I already mentioned the abusive aspects of this so called relationship, but other than that it was a relationship built on air.
Since neither of the characters had any personality outside their sex drives, they had nothing that they saw in each other.
They couldn't relate to each other, they didn't share any common interests, they didn't do any good for each other, outside the sexy stuff. And at the end they want to pass it off as though the two are actually in love? Give me a break. Watching people get swooped at by magpies is more romantic that this garbage. The plot? There was no plot. Seriously, I could not find it.
I searched and searched but alas, my search has left me unrewarded. Let me explain in a quick paragraph how this book goes: Some guy is hot. Girl thinks some guy is hot. Hot some-guy shows up where girl who thinks some-guy is hot works. Hot some-guy asks out girl, takes her virginity. Stuff happens. Hot some-guy introduces girl who thinks he's hot, by the way to his BDSM sex dungeon, and the next half of the book is spent pondering whether or not girl who thinks some-guy is hot, in case it wasn't mentioned enough in the book wants to indulge in hot some-guy's fantasies.
Also the hot some-guy takes complete control over girl did I mention she thinks he's hot? More stuff happens. Girl gets spanked too hard, breaks up with hot some-guy. The end. That's the whole book. And the whole 'Ohhh Christian has secrets' bullcrap in the blurb? The book is only about how some asshole wants to control some stupid girl. The other characters are barely relevant. They were just more props whose only role was to be interested in the 'relationship' between Ana and Christian.
They didn't seem to be interested in anything else. They could be buttering toast and thinking 'I wonder how hard Christian is fucking Ana right now. The media might be promoting this tripe as the new hero of literature, but this is and always will be just another wart on the ass of literature, along with Twilight and all its' descendants.
You know what they say, you can polish a turd, but it will still be a turd. Head's up: If any of you fuckers comment at the bottom of this review and say, "You don't understand BDSM" I will hunt you down and make you eat your computer, plus the mouse, plus the keyboard, plus any other internet-connected devices in your home, including but not limited to iPhones, iPods, iPads, Androids, games consoles and ereaders.
This book is not an accurate or healthy portrayal of a real BDSM relationship between two consensual and enthusiastic parties. Since then I have written my two fics and plan on doing at least one more. After that Since the series has been expanded with a parallel set of novels "as told by Christian": Salman Rushdie said about the book: It made Twilight look like War and Peace.
Princeton professor April Alliston wrote, "Though no literary masterpiece, Fifty Shades is more than parasitic fan fiction based on the recent Twilight vampire series. And acknowledging that fact — maybe even appreciating it — shouldn't be a cause for guilt.
The Columbus Dispatch stated that, "Despite the clunky prose, James does cause one to turn the page. James the 'Publishing Person of the Year', causing an "outcry from the literary world". For example, "What was Publishers Weekly thinking? Fifty Shades trilogy has also attracted criticism due to its depictions of BDSM , with Katie Roiphe of Newsweek asking "But why, for women especially, would free will be a burden?
It may be that power is not always that comfortable, even for those of us who grew up in it; it may be that equality is something we want only sometimes and in some places and in some arenas; it may be that power and all of its imperatives can be boring.
Instead, she wrote, the books are notable not for transgressive sex but for how women are using technology to subvert gendered shame by exploring explicit sexual content privately using e-readers. Instead of submission fantasies representing a post-feminist discomfort with power and free will, women's open consumption, sharing and discussion of sexual content is a feminist success. Drew commented that the book was "horribly written" in addition to being "disturbing" but stated that "if the book enhances women's real-life sex lives and intimacy, so be it.
In March , branches of the public library in Brevard County, Florida , removed copies of Fifty Shades of Grey from their shelves, with an official stating that it did not meet the selection criteria for the library and that reviews for the book had been poor. A representative for the library stated that it was due to the book's sexual content and that other libraries had declined to download copies for their branches.
In a public library there is usually very little that would prevent a book from being on the shelf if there is a demand for the information. Charlie Hunnam was originally cast in the role of Christian Grey alongside Dakota Johnson in the role of Anastasia Steele,   but Hunnam gave up the part in October ,  with Jamie Dornan announced for the role on 23 October.
However, critical reactions were generally negative. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film series, see Fifty Shades film series. Christian Grey: Adoptive son of Carrick Grey and Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey. Elena Lincoln: She is described as a tall, elegant, sexy, regal platinum blonde and appears to be in her late 40s. Elliot Grey: Mia Grey: Adoptive daughter of Carrick Grey and Dr.
Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh: Ana's best friend and roommate. Jack Hyde: Leila Williams: A former submissive of Christian. Tried to shoot Ana. Jason Taylor: Grace Trevelyan-Grey: Christian's adoptive mother. Carrick Grey: Christian's adoptive father. So it was very important for me to make sure in this book that it's very, very clear. Are there plans for a movie about The Mister? There are talks but I don't know that I would do another movie.
It's very difficult to let go of control as a writer. I'm not sure if I want to do it again. We'll see. It's such a huge process, everybody has a bloody opinion so Call a vagina a vagina!
How do you manage to come up with so many euphemisms for women's, um, naughty bits? I like language to be really plain and simple, I don't like synonyms I think it turns many women off. It turns me off! So I just keep it simple. It is actually a vulva Do you have other books in mind that you want to work on next? I have got a few couples—and one threesome! But it's about getting the time to get it done. But I definitely think there could be another story coming from The Mister.
A lot of literary purists still turn their nose up to the romance genre. Do you think Fifty Shades has helped with that at all? I read a lot of historical romance novels in my thirties when I was traveling on the tube into London.
I usually had to bend the cover back because it's usually a bloke with a woman with her clothes falling off, and I didn't want anyone to know what I was reading.