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Fifty Shades of Grey: Know Some Interesting Facts

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Fifty Shades of Grey has become a phenomena on its own. As soon as the book was published, it became a sensation and started spreading its wings worldwide.

Fans all over the world started chanting the name, Christian Grey. The erotic novel which is based on a romantic journey and BDSM relationship became a bestseller, selling more than 200 million copies worldwide.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a trilogy and has been adapted into a movie of the same name which is releasing this Valentine's Day. Playing a dominant is not easy especially when you are not aware much about it! Actor Jamie Dornan who has played Christian Grey in the movie revealed that he went to a sex dungeon to get more idea about it and saw a dominant and submissive have sex while he was having beer there.

If you are a Fifty Shades fan, you would be interested to know some facts about it. Not just us, but even female celebs are a fan of the erotica. For example, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian are big Fifty Shades fans.

One of the interesting facts about 50 Shades of Grey is that author E.L. James once said that Fifty Shades of Freed is not the end of the trilogy and she is writing another book to continue the series!

While Fifty Shades of Grey became a sensation worldwide, Abuse charity Wearside Women in Need in Washington were disgusted and asked people to donate their copies to be burned. Only 24 books were sent to them so those books were used to make toilet papers.

Did you know the sales of sex toys especially geisha balls doubled after it was mentioned in the book. It was reported that the sale of these silver balls increased by 400% after it was mentioned in the publication.

Before the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, here are some interesting facts that you must know.

Missing Fifty Shades?

One of the interesting facts about 50 Shades of Grey is that author E.L. James once said that 'Fifty Shades of Freed' is not the end of the trilogy and she is writing another book to continue the series!

Rise In The Sell of Silver Balls

Did you know the sales of sex toys especially geisha balls doubled after it was mentioned in the book. It was reported that the sale of these silver balls increased by 400% after it was mentioned in the publication.

J K Rowling Is Not A Fan

While Oprah Winfrey read all the books from the trilogy, 'Harry Potter' author refused to read Fifty Shades of Grey.

Business

Fifty Shades became a sensation and inspired many product lines. From tees to wines, we have seen some of products inspired by the book.

Who Hated It?

While Fifty Shades of Grey became a sensation worldwide, Abuse charity Wearside Women in Need in Washington were disgusted and asked people to donate their copies to be burned. Only 24 books were sent to them so those books were used to make toilet papers.

Jamie Dornan's Visit to Dungeon

Jamie Dornan who plays the lead in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', said he visited a sex dungeon to research his role of Christian Grey in the movie. "I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did... whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives," Dornan said.

Rise In Rope & Tape Sells

Lexington hardware in New York reported that they sold ropes 10 times more than the usual, thanks to its mention in the book.

Not Their First Films

Although Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson shot to worldwide fame after being cast in Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation. They are not fresh faces in the industry.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota is the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Don Johnson and Academy Award-nominated actress Melanie Griffith. On her mother's side, she is a granddaughter of advertising executive and former child actor Peter Griffith and Golden Globe-winning actress Tippi Hedren, and half-niece of actress Tracy Griffith and production designer Clay A. Griffith.

Not Jamie's First Sensuous Role

Jamie had played sensuous on-screen before as well in TV shows such as Once Upon A Time.

Website

Want to see how Christian Grey's Escala apartment looks like? You can visit E.L James website to grab a look.

Twilight Fan Fiction

E L James originally set out to write fan fiction about Edward and Bella. Rumors initially swirled that Anastasia and Christian were more personal characters, based on the author and her husband, Niall Leonard.

Inspired 'The Family Guy'

The books has even inspired a special Family Guy trailer, which was called '50 Shades of Peter Griffin'. It shows funny and saucy clips from the show, and pays homage to the iconic books.

BDSM

BDSM movies have been made in the past as well. However, Fifty Shades of Grey gathered worldwide attention and increased the practice of bondage.

Divorce Over Fifty Shades!

It was reported that a woman asked for divorce after her husband refused to practice the S&M scenes from the series.

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