The movie may have been released in February, but we still can’t get over Fifty Shades of Grey.
Our examination of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy in Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey has been an invaluable resource for us when diving into the (unavoidable) conversations surrounding the trilogy and the movie’s release.
BDSM, erotic fiction, sexual empowerment, oh my! Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey discusses both the sexy and cultural sides of the Fifty Shades trilogy and is broken down into seven sections: Fifty Shades of Erotic Fiction, Fifty Shades of Writing, Fifty Shades of Romance, Fifty Shades of Fanfiction, Fifty Shades of Sex, Fifty Shades of Pop Culture, and Fifty Shades of BDSM.
Within the Fifty Shades of Pop Culture section of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, there is an essay called “Making Fifty Shades into Cinema” by Angela Edwards, which you can read for free here. In Edwards’ essay from 2012, she discusses how she thought the film might be made in the future, possible problems that could arise (e.g. graphic sex scenes), casting, and how to portray Christian’s glamorous life—years before the movie was released. This essay (and the others) is a great way to compare and contrast the movie to the book, as well as its successes and shortcomings in translating from literature to the big screen.
Other essays include “A Requested Evaluation of the Mastery of Christian Grey,” “My Inner Goddess,” “When Fifty was Fic,” “Is Fifty Shades Erotica?,” and beyond. For a full list of the essays and contributors in Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, click here.
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