In 2012, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy took the inter webs and the reading world by storm. The series of books split opinions worldwide right in the middle. Some accused the author of demeaning women and glamorizing domestic violence, and millions came out of their shells, devouring the book and getting near obsessed with it. Businesses the world over took full advantage as 50 Shades of Grey spawned a new industry of clothing and merchandise for sale – ranging from the normal to the outright outrageous.
Whichever way, there’s no denying that E’L James gripped the attention of the world with the books. “The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages, and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time” – Wikipedia. The wild success also caught the attention of Hollywood and for the longest time there has been talk of a film adaptation based on the books. The movie will be out on February 14th 2015. It remains to be seen whether it will grip the world like the books did.
Here is the trailer.