The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie has already made over $US266 million at the box office.
In 2012, the erotica trilogy by E.L James became a phenomenon dubbed “mummy porn.”
The raunchy books follow naive college graduate Anastasia Steele and her billionaire boyfriend Christian Grey; however, you probably do not know much about series’ creator.
After college, James became a studio manager's assistant at the National Film and Television School in London where she met her future husband, Niall Leonard.
She then worked as a production manager for TV company, Shooting Stars. After that, James worked at BBC as a production executive.
James' first draft of the erotic 'Twilight' fan fiction was written under pen name 'Snowqueens Icedragon.'
She became obsessed with the 'Twilight' series after seeing the 2008 film based on the book of the same name.
James began writing her erotica series on Fanfiction.net. Early drafts of 'Fifty Shades' were written from the perspective of Bella and Edward from 'Twilight.' The two later transformed into Ana and Christian.
Leonard's personal website bio includes the following line at the bottom:
'He is married with two kids and a rather smelly dog and currently lives in West London.'
He tweeted out the following photo of the couple's dog saying,
'Tired of grumpy shaggy smelly dog. Swapped him for happy fat baldy dog.'
James revealed writing these books were her midlife crisis and the inner thoughts that lay inside her mind.
Yep. So while you're reading about Ana 'exploding' around her sexy billionaire, Christian, just remember this is one of James' fantasies.
'It's very strange,' James told USA Today. 'It's just that everything has happened so quickly. It's like it's happening to someone else. They have just been shipping out books like nobody's business.'
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