Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Fifty Shades is the movie that’s been on everyone’s lips. So prepare yourself for Ana and Christian to hit the silver screen by discovering how their story’s led to divorce, law suits, and even murder.
Fifty Shades of Grey is an upcoming American erotic, romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel of the same name, the film stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The film had premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015.
10FACT No 10
Disgusted by the book, a US abuse charity asked people to donate copies to be burned. After receiving just 24 books, they recycled them into toilet paper.
09FACT No 9
A man who found his partner reading the novel was arrested after squirting steak sauce in her face. Angered after she read aloud racy passages, he said he wanted to show her what “saucy” meant.
08FACT No 8
To prepare for the role as dominating Christian Grey, actor Jamie Dornan visited sex dungeons. He drank beer while watching a dominant and submissive couple have sex.
07FACT No 7
Sales of geisha balls, used by Ana and Christian in the novel, have soared by 400% since publication. Lexington Hardware in New York also reported selling 10 times more rope than usual.
06FACT No 6
Ana Blushes 127 times throughout Fifty Shades of Grey – that´s 5.1 times per day. Repeatedly saying “holy cow” and “holy crap”, she uses the word “holy” 147 times – once every 3.5 pages.
05FACT No 5
High demand for Fifty Shades of Gray saved a failing paper mill. Prior to the order for 3.000 tons of paper, the mill had been forced to lose 3.800 employees.
04FACT No 4
Women who read Fifty Shades of Gray were found to be more likely to have eating and drinking disorders. Of 650 women those who read ir were 65% more to binge drink and 75% more likely to fast extensively.
03FACT No 3
A British woman filed for divorce when her husband refused the book´s S/M scenes. She cited his “boring attitude to sex and low libido” as evidence of “Unreasonable Behavior”.
02FACT No 2
A man killed his ex-girlfriend while playing a Fifty Shades of Gray – inspired sex game. She was bound with nylon tights and hit 123 times with a blackboard pointer.
01FACT No 1
Belgian professors discovered traces of herpes in library copies of Fifty Shades of Gray. Cocaine was also found, with traces large enough to make readers potentially fail a drug test.