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Fifty Shades of Grey: Author Speaks

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Published on Apr 20, 2012

Part 1: E.L. James reveals the surprising research behind her hit erotic novel.

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Countess Romanov
I don't get the giggling, shes too old for that.
Emma M
The fact that she wrote these novels after being inspired by Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books takes away all of her credibility as a good author. These books are basically Twilight with sex thrown in. Absolutely awful writing and a horrible book!
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CreativeVibes
50 Shades of Grey? No, more like 50 Shades of Abuse. Someone please tell me why women want a man like Christian Grey? He's manipulative, coerced her, practically rapes her, he's controlling, and from the beginning, it's all about his needs. And she puts up with it why? Because she thinks she can change him. It's completely unrealistic. Yes, I have read all 3 books and I am well informed. If you've read the books and you disagree with me, read it again because it's all there. Plain as day. This series isn't about love, but rather an abusive relationship that ends happily, which rarely is the case. I've been in this type of relationship. Trust me when I say, you don't really want something like this. I'd rather starve to death, than ever let anyone control me again. You need someone who respects you, whether you are male or female. 99% of the time, you cannot change someone. No man or woman should make you feel unsafe, stalked, controlled, and so on. 
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Victoria Martinez
Now I know why Dakota Johnson was chosen to play the role of Anastasia. She looks just like the author!
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Mindy Saini
How to manual? Boy, are people extremely stupid. E.L.James, is the worst writer I've seen in my life.
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Gábor Vág
Very poorly written book. But she comes off as a fun person. I just don't like the fact that this book is next to the all time bestsellers, like The Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince, Harry Potter, Gone with the Wind etc. I mean really people, 50 Shades does not belong there.
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Crimson Lipz
I've read the trilogy and I admit it was poorly written, but the reason why millions of people loved the books is because of the love story, how Christian fought his inner demons because of his love for Anastasia. As Dakota said in her interviews as quote "I really understand it. I think its an incredible love story that's why it affected so many people. The author did a really good job on explaining how that can just happen sometimes and you have this chemical pull to someone, adding in the sex makes it perfect. I am interested in the mind game of the two characters and how Christian and Anastasia were breaking down emotionally. I think there's a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down."   .....and the scene when Christian was down on his knees, bowing his head, submit to Anastasia while telling her he loves her so much is the most heartbreaking scene!
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Witch
I still say that this is a book for bored and unfulfilled housewives with impotent husbands.
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JChaos1120
EL James should be shamed of herself for creating such utter garbage that inspires false expectations and covers abuse as "love." Grey would be ostracized for his actions and possibly brought up on charges if he were part of an active BDSM community. You don't become a Dom/me to heal your mental problems. (And I'm not sure that was ever his intent.) Being a Dom/me is a huge responsibility, one to undertake with love and trust. Not because you need therapy. I hope these movies burn.
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JAYLEW
The author looks like an older version of Selma Blair 
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