Fifty Shades Fans: Is This What Christian Grey Looks Like?

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The University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire

Christian Grey

Hey ladies, we don’t want to dampen your active fantasy life, but science has something important to tell you: This is what Christian Grey looks like. Yes, no matter what version of the billionaire playboy S&M fetishist and titular character in the Fifty Shades of Grey novels lives in your head, science has spoken — this is the new star of your salacious dreams.

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Dr. Faye Skelton of the University of Lancashire polled a group of women who had all read the Fifty Shades of Grey books and, based on their recollected impressions, compiled a list of salient features and characteristics. She then entered the data into an image-generating computer and, voila. “While we don’t want to intrude on anyone’s fantasies, based on a small sample of women, this is the image of Christian Grey they have in their heads when reading the novels,” Skelton said to The Telegraph. Speak for yourself, we say.

While we would normally expect an uproar over this intrusion into our imagination, we expect the public to remain largely mum on this topic. Why? Because many people are still too embarrassed to admit they have read the novel that has become the fastest selling paperback of all time and has sat on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks.

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Skelton has yet to conjure up an image of the book’s young female protagonist, Anastasia Steele (or her inner goddess). That means you can go ahead and continue pretending it’s you — at least until the movie comes out.

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7 comments
mrstv
mrstv

Matt Bomer is my 50 Shades of Grey!

kittyandrews
kittyandrews

Personally I would like to see Channing  Tatum...yummy!!

N. Sam
N. Sam

Ummmm... no!  That is not how Christian Grey looks like!  That looks like Val Kilmer and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.  LOL.  And I don't think either is sexy, like Christian Grey should be.

Janell Elizabeth Meyer
Janell Elizabeth Meyer

Despite the flack this book is getting, I

sincerely hope it opens up the market for erotic fiction. I've epublished a

book called "Anything For Georgetown And Other Stories" on

Smashwords.com. It is a collection of four stories that focus on the fetishes of

spanking and tickling. The title story is about a teenage girl at a Catholic

school. She's a bit of a bully, and a princess. She has wealthy parents, she's

gorgeous, and to earn even more money, she hosts strip shows for the boys at

her school. She is dying to get into Georgetown, and the new guidance counselor

at her school is freaked out by her behavior. He is also an alumni of

Georgetown. He promises to get her into her dream college if she gives up the

strip shows, her slutty behavior, and quits bothering other students, AND

agrees to be punished "his way." Which is lots of spanking and

tickling. I posted excerpts on short-fiction.co.uk and they've received nearly

20,000 views. When I uploaded the first part of "Anything For Georgetown"

when the story went live, it was being viewed at the rate of once per minute.

One comment said: "Sensational! A well-crafted story, beautifully

written." My fiction isn't the "he shot his hot love juice on her

huge jugs" type of writing. And unlike "50 Shades" this is NOT

fan fiction. This is totally made up, from my imagination. You can try out 20

percent of my book at Smashwords.com. It's also available at Barnes and Noble.com.

You can get it now on Smashwords for only $2.50 through the end of July. Also

available here: http://www.smashwords.com/book...

bacgems
bacgems

Hey, that's Val Kilmer! 

Who knew?