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“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Casting Uproar

by thepopfix 19 September 2013 527 views No Comment E-mail thepopfix

A year and a half ago, a book series took the nation by storm, causing ropes to fly off hardware store shelves, introducing BDSM to the masses, and reinvigorating interest in period sex (well, kind of).

I’m talking about none other than ”Fifty Shades of Grey.”


…you know, the book you laughed at, made fun of, and then secretly read it in your bedroom and loved every word? That book. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you read it and liked it.

After the initial hype, this book was old news up until a few weeks ago when E.L. James dropped some leading man facts on us. The big question, almost worthy of an election was finally answered…

Who will play Christian Grey?

The past year has seen the likes of Ryan Gosling, Ian Somerhalder, Chris Hemsworth, and even that guy from “White Collar” with the crazy eyes thrown out as contenders. Everyone had their opinion and top choice, but alas, E.L. James didn’t holler at any of those studly picks. Instead, she took to Twitter to let us know that Charlie Hunnam would be taking on the coveted role.

While many wonder if Charlie can hold his own for the role, he told the Associated Press earlier this month that his work on “Queer as Folk” has prepared him for some fairly raunchy and explicit sex scenes. What do you think? Can Charlie live up to the man that E.L James has created?

Of lesser importance, but I suppose just as important for the movie purposes, the role of Ana has been cast as well. E.L James took to Twitter to announce that not only Christian had been cast, but that Ana would be played by Dakota Johnson.

Naturally, with any book that carries so much fandom, there were a lot of people who were confused, angry and even outraged by the casting choices. I mean, really, how many poor casting choices can America handle in one month? First Ben Affleck, and now this?

E.L James knew she couldn’t make everyone happen, so instead she pulled one out of left field, perhaps it wasn’t that bad of a choice after all? And please in the end, they’re still going to be doing it, drinking a lot of tea, wearing fancy outfits and yanking on some Adam and Eve Ben Wa Balls.

So, relax Internet. You have a year to think about it, then you can see the movie for yourself in August 2014 and assess these controversial casting choices again when the movie hits the big screen.


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