Shades of Grey

Reporter: David Richardson

In the 90's it was Harry Potter. In the noughties it was teen Vampires. But in 2012 naughty has been taken to new extremes...and a new literary empire is being built around the 'now not so' private fantasties of an English mother of 2...

It is the literary phenomenon - 50 SHADES OF GREY... 31 Milion print and digital books 20 million alone in the US... In Australia 1 million copies sold in 12 weeks alone...

Universal and Focus pictures have just paid $5million for the rights of the movie...$2 million more than The Da Vinci Code Franchise...

Rumours are that Jane Campion or Angelina Jolie could be in line to direct...

But Most cyber chatter centres on who will play the two main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele...

In the lead to play the faceless protagonist, is Matt Bomer... alongside Gilmore Girls, Alexis Bledel.

Other favourites include Christian Bale, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansen.

The private fantasies of mother of 2, Erica Mitchell, that has turned her into richest celebrity author since JK Rolwing...estimated at $1.3 million a week...

We interviewed the first time author writing under the psuedonym, E L James two months ago...

It started with SEX IN THE CITY...

And it was cemented by DESPERATE HOUSWIVES...and the new series: GCB...

Women: enpowered..predatory...sexually confident and for the first time: dominant...Sun Herald's, Shelley Horton:

Now: the romantic fantasy: 50 Shades of Grey...is pushing some more boundaries...and its not for the faint hearted delving into many fantasties often considered taboo...Dr Nikki Goldstein- Sex therapist and relationship expert.

"It's putting something erotic into a normal market. So its not going into a smutty book shop and picking up some novel that's hidden away its something that's sold in mainstream shops, people can carry." Said Nikki

Psychologist, John Aiken, is concerned some fans are blurring the lines between fantasy and real life…

"It's centred around a whole lot of bondage and discipline, control and submission, fantasties - if couples take that two far you might find people can either get harmed physically or it might spill over into their everyday life." Said John

Chapter One:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/celebrity/article/-/14203178/fifty-shades-of-grey

Further Details

www.drnikkig.com.au

www.johnaiken.com.au

www.randomhouse.com.au

www.harpercollins.com.au