10 Shocking Facts About Fifty Shades Of Grey

1. Ana rehashes "inner goddess" over 52 times in just the first book.

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2. On a simple $40 million budget, the film adaptation made $570 million dollars worldwide!

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3. E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series has sold over 31 million copies so far, speeding past Britain's top-selling books - J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

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4. Twilight and Fifty Shades might share demographics, but Stephanie Meyer disdains Fifty Shades, and there is always a rivalry between the two.

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5. E.L. James sold the film rights of Fifty Shades of Grey for $5 million, relatively small compared to the total box office, but it's quite a lot for someone at her position.

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6. Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to helm Fifty Shades, but she declined.

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7. Fifty Shades was initially Twilight FANFICTION! But fan reviews were so astonished by the erotic content that they petitioned James to create her own story instead.

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8. Fifty Shades struggled to get a leading lady as there was involved copious amounts of nudity and sexuality. As for landing an A-List leading man, the film adaptation also had trouble. Ryan Gosling as well as Garret Hedlund, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlie Hunnam turned down the role of Christian Grey.

Celebrities usually present us beauty and elegance, but sometimes they would also give us funny WTF faces.

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9. J.K. Rowling was BANNED by her editor from ever reading the series because the editor wouldn't want the series to "taint the goddess," Britain's most prized modern literary export.

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10. E.L. James, shortened from Erika Leonard, originally has the most INCREDIBLE pen name! That's Snowqueen's Icedragon. Yes, the anonymous writer who was writing Twilight fanfiction.

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