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There has been a ton of conversation about 50 Shades of Grey. Beyoncé Knowles has even taken to getting invested in the upcoming film.

There was one trailer that was released this week. It was considered tame.

This is the trailer they wanted to release but U.S. censors declined

Here are a few fast facts about this phenom.

Christian likes BDSM (google it)

Ana is a naïve virgin.

Christian wants Ana to sign a contract that entitles him to have complete control over her – what she wears, what car she drives, what she eats, how much exercise she does and of course, their sex life

The author is EL. James. EL. James’ real name is Erika Leonard.  She has been named one of Time magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People’.

She described her books as her midlife crisis.

Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in the Fifty Shades trilogy.

The books are: Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), Fifty Shades Darker (2011) and Fifty Shades Freed (2012).

They were published by Vintage Books.

The books follow the relationship of college graduate Anastasia Steele and business magnate Christian Grey.

This was started as a fan-fiction for the Twilight fans, originally titled Master of the Universe.

Over 65 million copies have been sold worldwide.

The series has been dubbed as “Mummy Porn”, as its fan-base is composed of married women over the age of 30.

It helped bring Britain out of recession by 1%.

The movie is slated to release Valentines 2015.


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