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Are you ready for some Red Room scoop? E L James is making the publicity rounds for her latest book, Grey, a retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's perspective. The latest stop? A Twitter Q&A with fans, which got a little out of hand when Twitter users questioned her ability to write and the series's possible promotion of sexual abuse. The author waded though tons of questions and answered some good ones about the books, what she would have done differently, and what she's working on now. (Two romance novels!) Instead of deciphering the Q&A yourself, just read our summary of the most important parts below. Source: Getty If she could change anything about the books, she would have split up Ana and Christian for longer at the end of Fifty Shades of Grey. Her favorite part of Grey is Christian's relationship with Elliot; it was »
E.L. James’ Twitter Q&A took a turn when critics took over and confronted the Fifty Shades of Grey author about her controversial work. #AskELJames Gets Ugly James hosted a Twitter Q&A on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the release of her newest novel, Grey, a retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian Grey’s point […]
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- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
Looks like Anastasia Steele isn't the only glutton for punishment. E L James put herself in the hot seat on Monday, June 29, when she participated in a live Twitter Q&A with Fifty Shades fans — and, more dominantly (no pun intended), critics. Shortly after the Q&A started on Monday afternoon, the #AskELJames hashtag was overtaken by Christian Grey haters who accused the author of being homophobic and misogynistic and romanticizing stalking and abuse. Others took issue with her actual writing, asking things like, "Which do you [...] »
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“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James inadvertently submitted to a painful public social media lashing today (June 29) when the hashtag #AskELJames went global and excited the ire of hundreds of non-Christian Grey worshipers among the Twittersphere who totally had their wordwhips at the ready. So, what started out as an innocent interview session – ahem – quickly devolved into a red room-style brutality lair with no safety word to call it off. So, the abuse was long. And hard. The stinging e-chat took place online for Twitter Books — and let’s just say she didn’t quite know what she was consenting to when she came to this game. »
Like many a celeb before her, E.L. James launched a promotional Twitter Q&A on Monday without quite realizing how many people there dislike her work. James likely intended #AskELJames as publicity for her new Fifty Shades of Grey spinoff, but the hashtag was quickly overtaken by accusations that her books promoted stalking and sexual abuse and were poorly written, to boot. It's almost like, deep within James's psyche, was an unspoken desire to be ... punished. »
- Nate Jones
E.L. James has one dirty mind. That's what keeps people flocking to her novels year after year (because it's certainly not for the high-quality writing...ba-dum-ch). The first three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series were certainly blush-worthy, which explains why there was such a frenzy to scoop up copies as soon as it released last week. The smut level did not disappoint, at least according to Twitter users who posted Nsfw passages like "Swallowing semen—you get an A in that" and "An image of her shackled to my bench, peeled gingerroot inserted in her a-- so she can't clench her buttocks." Hot tamale. But it seems that for some odd reason, readers »
Demonstrating that Jurassic World isn’t the only insatiable-monster hit of the new summer season, it only took four days for E.L. James' Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told By Christian to ring up sales of more than 1.1 million copies in trade paperback, eBook, and audio editions. "This is an astonishing number of books to sell over a weekend and speaks to the engagement and passion readers have for the Fifty Shades books," Anne Messitte, publisher of Vintage Anchor, said… »
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie | Written by Kelly Marcel | Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
When “innocent” Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds herself interviewing handsome billionaire business man Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) an obvious attraction is shared and sparks fly. Instead of being in a traditional relationship though Anastasia finds herself with a contract that sees her agreeing to become submissive to Grey, and so the negotiations begin.
One thing I asked myself with Fifty Shades of Grey was if I was watching a parody of romance films, but then convinced myself that no this was not the case. The problem with the relationship between Anastasia and Christian isn’t his fetish, but the words that come out of his mouth, and hers. The one dimensional characters come out with lines that just aren’t needed in a movie, »
- Paul Metcalf
Fifty times the pleasure and the pain! On Thursday, June 18, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James released her latest novel, Grey, a take on her first bestselling erotic novel. Told through the eyes of Bdsm-obsessed male lead Christian Grey, the spinoff delves deeper into his kinky fantasies, stalker tendencies, and whirlwind, er, romance with the naive Anastasia Steele. Us Weekly tore through the 557-page book and ranked the most cringeworthy moments, from creepy come-ons to "Wtf, did he just say that?!" Check them out below, [...] »
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Yikes. "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James just released her new book, "Grey," telling the story from Christian Grey's perspective. To say it was not well-received by critics would be an understatement, but it would also fail to mention the best part: The reviews are hilarious. That sound you hear is another critic cracking his or her (usually her) knuckles in preparation of a new online takedown. They are having too much fun with these scathing reviews, but so be it. The fans will read it no matter what, the haters love to hate no matter what, and two more movies are coming out in the "Fifty Shades" franchise no matter what. So ... no harm, no foul?
Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of not-so-friendly "Grey" reviews. Perhaps the best is the Telegraph of the U.K.'s critique, titled, "'Mr Darcy with nipple clamps': Bryony Gordon reviews El James's »
- Gina Carbone
Today is a monumental day in our nation's literary history. Grey, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Fifty Shades of Grey series, is officially available to the public. The reading masses have been clamoring to get their hands on a copy of the novel, which tells the story of Christian and Ana's courtship from Christian's perspective, but not quite for the reason that you might think. It's plausible that some legitimate fans of E.L. James exist, but it seems that most people simply want to give the novel a good long hate-read. And hate-read they did. Horrified readers everywhere were so disturbed by the content (or, more accurately, the writing) of Grey that they felt »
Christian Grey is telling his side of the story in the newly released follow up to E.L. James’ popular Fifty Shades of Grey series, titled Grey. Grey: What We Learned About Christian Grey Grey is a retelling of the events of Fifty Shades of Grey, this time from Christian Grey’s point of view – released […]
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- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
Upping the ante! E L James released her latest book on Thursday, June 18, debuting a Fifty Shades of Grey novel told from male lead Christian Grey's standpoint, titled simply, Grey. Fans and readers whipped through the erotic fiction in the early hours of Thursday morning, creating instant buzz about the Bdsm story. Early takes on Grey mark the book as even raunchier and more boundary-pushing than the predecessors Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. James, 52, chose the June 18 release date [...] »
“Fifty Shades of Grey” may not have scored with movie critics, but the book franchise has fans addicted, and author E.L. James further stokes their habit with her latest release “Grey.” “Omg, you’ve outdone yourself!” Australian reader Courtney Costa tweeted to the author. “I am completely and utterly in love! Thank you so much!” The latest installment was put on sale around the globe at midnight on Thursday — June 18, Christian Grey’s “birthday” — and retreads the original book’s tale, but flips the point of view so that readers get a peek inside of Grey’s Bdsm-obsessed brain. Also »
- Deborah Day
Fifty Shades of Grey fans can rest easy. Police have been investigating what happened to E.L. James' latest project, Grey (which tells the famous story through Christian Grey's perspective), after a final copy of the book was reported stolen, but authorities now confirm to E! News that the treasured story was never taken after all! "Following a report that a book had been stolen and packaging was found to be damaged, there is no evidence at this stage in relation to a theft. No more action will be taken unless further information is received," Kent Police tells us. The good news comes just a day before Grey's anticipated release, June 18, aka Christian Grey's »
The 54-year-old actor, who stars as Ray Steele in the movie based on the best-selling novel by author E.L. James, has claimed there were no signs of on-set tensions between director Sam Taylor-Johnson and others, despite rumours to the contrary.
Speaking exclusively to Bang Showbiz, Callum said: “Everybody was very congenial and getting along. It was a good working everyone.”
The actor also revealed he had no idea that Sam was set to walk away from the franchise – a decision she made public earlier this year.
Asked whether there were any clues that the director wanted to quit, he explained: “No, I had no idea. You can never tell, you can never tell »
- Paul Heath
Screenwriter Kelly Marcel hasn't yet seen the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, as she lifts the lid on the behind the scenes creative problems.
It's a shame that there was nobody behind the scenes of the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, who could put together a definitive account of just what happened. From what most of us have pieced together, the book's author, E L James, was given creative control and chose to use it. She and director Sam Taylor-Johnson didn't see eye to eye, resulting in the latter opting out of directing the sequels. Furthermore, original screenwriter Kelly Marcel had many of her key suggestions nixed.
Now, chatting to Bret Easton Ellis' podcast, Marcel has opened up a little on the film, and revealed that she's chosen not to see the movie. "My heart really was broken by that process, I really mean it", she said. "I don »
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