'Fifty Shades of Grey' Taking The World By Storm, May Become A Movie

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

via The Hollywood Reporter

Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel that started as Twilight fan fiction and has been alternately described as mommy porn and pretty ridiculous, continues to take the world by storm. 

(In case you missed it, here's my original article on this literary phenomenon.)

First is news from The Hollywood Reporter, that this could soon become a major motion picture:

Sources say the book has attracted attention from Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros. and Fox 2000, among others. The sexually-explicit story, though, poses a challenge for anyone attempting to adapt it to film. A veteran producer who spoke to THR believes the book is likely to sell for seven figures, though he also wonders if Fifty Shades can actually be made. "I’ve heard that women will read about pornography; men like to watch it," he notes, adding, "This sounds like an updated version of 9 1/2 Weeks." 

Galleycat editor Jason Boog also has a very interesting essay up at NPR, about fan fiction. Definitely worth a read. And it includes this terrifying tid-bit: 

It's a question the publishing industry must reckon with. Publishers have a bad habit of chasing trends, and James' success will undoubtedly spawn a wave of repurposed fan-fiction erotica in the coming months.

More best-selling erotica novels based entirely on dumber novels while real, talented writers toil in obscurity? Can't wait!

Image of Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)
Author: E L James
Price: $10.39
Publisher: Vintage Books (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 514 pages

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Renee Miller's picture
Renee Miller from Tweed, Ontario is reading The Wolf Gift March 16, 2012 - 12:55pm

What kind of fuckery is this? I'm so glad you talked me down from buying this. Ugh.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life March 16, 2012 - 1:28pm

Where's the daddy porn at?

Dorian Grey's picture
Dorian Grey from Transexual, Transylvania is reading "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck March 16, 2012 - 8:23pm

Daddy porn? It's on the internet.