Now that the movie rights for the best-seller trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey have been sold, you can expect to see even more girls blushing fifty shades of red while reading these books! In her first interview Stateside, British author E L James talks to Entertainment Weekly about why she thinks the erotic books have become a huge sexy success.
For those who have seen a connection between Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight, you can feel slightly vindicated.
James tells Entertainment Weekly that she did look to the author of Twilight for advice when she sat down to write her book.
“I came up with a story and I wrote it,” James explains. “I read an interview with Stephenie [Meyer] where she said, ‘You’ve got to start at the beginning.’ So I did that.”
Simple as that!
And James isn't surprised that so many people love the books.
“It’s fantasy,” she says. “It’s a romantic fantasy story. That’s it. It’s just a fun read. I don’t see it as erotica. I see it as a contemporary romance."
"Yes, it’s quite graphic," she admits, "but when people fall in love they have sex. Well, actually, they have a lot of sex. In the beginning. So that’s what this is about. It’s for ordinary women who like some spicy sex.”
The movie rights were reportedly sold for nearly $5 million to Universal and Focus Features.
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The new issue of EW hits stands Friday.
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