Captain Underpants Gets More Calls for Censorship Than Fifty Shades

The ALA revealed its top five most challenged books of 2013 and, somewhat surprisingly, lines like "suck me, baby" and "my inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves" weren't enough to nab "mommy porn" staple Fifty Shades of Grey the #1 spot. Instead, Anastasia and Christian are languishing down at #4… » 4/16/14 10:00am 4/16/14 10:00am

Studio Brass Mull Releasing Super Gross NC-17 Cut of Fifty Shades Film

If you were worried that the theatrical release of Fifty Shades of Grey couldn't possibly do the source material (lol) justice, some good news: the film's producer hinted today that there may be two versions of the film released — a regular-ass R-rated version to which you can take your father-in-law or precocious… » 11/15/13 7:15pm 11/15/13 7:15pm

Christian Grey: Uncomfortable Object of Female Gaze

The erotic-fiction-with-a-clearly-abusive-relationship-dynamic universe was recently rocked when Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, citing a busy schedule. It's fairly clear that he had an ulterior motive beyond time constraints — and, while it stands to reason that vitriolic and batshit 50 Shades fans … » 10/16/13 7:00pm 10/16/13 7:00pm

Fifty Shades Auditions Reel Was Heavy on the Comedic Mismatches

If only Christoph Waltz really had auditioned for and been cast as Christian Grey, we’d have all the proof we needed to know that the universe is lorded over by an omnipotent being (probably a platypus) that takes a special interest in casting decisions on movies made about erotica bestsellers. Waltz would be so… » 10/06/13 5:30pm 10/06/13 5:30pm

The Fifty Shades of Grey Audition Script Was Naaaasty

Carrie Diaries actress Chloe Bridges was sufficiently weirded/grossed out by the Fifty Shades of Grey audition script. "There were three pages of sides that I was going to audition with," she said. "I read them and then was like, I really can't do this." *YIKES* » 9/11/13 10:20am 9/11/13 10:20am

The UK Is Amassing a Graveyard of Unrecyclable Fifty Shades Paperbacks

Fifty Shades of Grey — the best-selling book in British history, if your brain can even process such a statement — is no longer the buzzworthy bestseller it was back in the summer of our cultural innocence (2012). Sales might pick up again when the already disappointing movie hits theaters in 2014, but then again, why… » 9/05/13 11:55pm 9/05/13 11:55pm

Outraged Fans Want Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel Cast in 50 Shades

An online petition to recast the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie currently has more than 20,000 signatures and counting. In case you haven't been raptly following the Fifty Shades of Grey casting process (in which case, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?), filmmakers announced this week that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson … » 9/04/13 2:30pm 9/04/13 2:30pm

The 'Bad Sex Awards' Snubbed Fifty Shades of Grey This Year

It's almost time for the "Bad Sex in Fiction" Awards, when the Literary Review chooses/makes fun of "the author who produces the worst description of a sex scene in a novel." » 11/23/12 5:15pm 11/23/12 5:15pm

Reader Email Haiku: Fifty Shades of Grey Edition

The Jezebel inbox receives all sorts of interesting messages, from helpful tips to furious gibberish. Often, the missives strike us as poetic — in the chaos of the mailbag, we can find a sense of peace. As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to let some messages grow into the poetry they are meant to be. And we will … » 11/12/12 6:40pm 11/12/12 6:40pm