Fifty Shades of Cringeworthy? E.L. James Twitter Event Gets Overtaken by Critics

This might have been too rough for even Christian Grey.

Monday’s #AskELJames Twitter event was intended to promote author E.L. James’ new book, Grey, a retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of its male protagonist.

New Fifty Shades of Grey Book Stolen a Week Before Release

Fifty Shades of Grey Author E.L. James Is 'Just An Ordinary Mum'

She’s sold over 125 million copies of her Fifty Shades trilogy, but according to a few friends and locals who know her, E.L. James “is just an ordinary mum.”

James just announced a sequel to her erotic trilogy entitled Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, to be published on June 18. Still, her incredible success hasn’t changed her (too much). Here are five fun facts about the 51-year-old British-born author.

E L James Announces New Fifty Shades of Grey Book Told from Christian's Perspective

Our inner goddesses are doing the samba: A new Fifty Shades of Grey book is on the way!

Well, sort of. Best-selling author
E L James announced on Monday that she will be releasing a new version of the erotic romance, this time told from Christian Grey’s point of view.

Fifty Shades Darker: A First Look at Christian Grey in the Hotly Anticipated Sequel (PHOTO)

Mr. Grey will see you now.

After much speculation, not one, but two Fifty Shades sequels are officially a go, both of which will open on Valentine’s Day weekend in 2017 and 2018 respectively, Universal announced Thursday. (Sorry guys – it will be a wait.)

E.L. James' Husband to Write the Next 50 Shades of Grey Movie: Report

The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy author E.L. James has tapped her husband to write the film’s sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

James’ husband of 28 years, Niall Leonard, is also an author and screenwriter, and worked on the script for the first Fifty Shades film, although he was uncredited.

Evangelicals Offer to 'Trade Your Shades' for 'Christian Perspective' Intimacy Book

Trade your Shades?

That’s what two Evangelical authors are urging for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, which swept the box office this weekend with nearly $100 million in ticket sales.

Which State Has the Most Fifty Shades Fans? The Answer May Surprise You

It’s time to get kinky, y’all!

The blockbuster film Fifty Shades of Grey heated up box offices across the U.S. – and got some extra action in the South and the Heartland!

Which states have the kinkiest moviegoers?

Fifty Shades of Oops: Kinky Sex-Related Injuries Surge

The new R-rated erotica Fifty Shades of Grey, based on E L James’s novels, has dominated the box office. But what happens when its subject matter finds its way into real life?

Everything We Know About the Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels

Will we be getting more Fifty Shades?

All signs point to yes. Fifty Shades of Grey has already shattered box office records, earning $81.7 million domestically and $239.7 million globally, making it the biggest Presidents Day weekend opener ever, according to Variety.