updated 09/18/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/18/2012 AT 1:05 PM ET
For a woman whose trilogy introduced the controversial BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) lifestyle to much of the nation, the married mother of two is surprisingly mum. When asked about the sexual relationship that made the Fifty Shades series bedroom fodder for many at Monday’s “Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album” event at Manhattan’s Soho House, James politely declined.
“I don’t want to comment on that,” she told Alicia Quarles of E! News.