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18 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Scandals You Never Knew About

All the gossip from the books and films.
PHOTO: Fifty Shades of Grey/Universal Pictures/Focus Features
    1. There were a number of injuries on the set of the first film.

      "I think there was a bit of rope burn," director of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson, said. "I'd have to remind Jamie [Dornan] to hold back with the prop."

    2. Fifty Shades Of Grey has been banned from several libraries in the United States due to its graphic nature.

      "Graphic nature"? I dunno what you're talking about!

    3. Sam Taylor-Johnson famously decided not to return to direct the second and third films after falling out with the books' author, E.L. James.

      She said: "Her vision versus mine, and they were polar opposites. Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar. Her thing was, 'This is what the fans expect.' I'd be like, 'Well, let's try and hit those marks but create a new universe at the same time.'"

      Word on the street is that E.L. James wanted more sex scenes in the film and Sam wanted to keep it a little classier.

    4. She also said she has "no interest" in seeing Darker and Freed:

      "I have literally zero interest," she told Sunday Times Magazine. "I can never say I regret it because that would just finish me offwould I go through it again? I'd be mad."

    5. A women's charity was so disgusted by the book that they requested people donate their copies to be burned.

      Only 24 books were submitted to the charity for the bonfire, so they decided to use the pages as toilet paper instead. Sounds a touch dramatic to us, but whatever.

    6. Despite the fact that the books started out as Twilight fan fiction, author Stephenie Meyer is NOT a fan of Fifty Shades.

      "It's not my thing," she reportedly admitted.

    7. J.K. Rowling is also not a fan of the books, even saying she has no intention of ever reading them.

      Her editor even made her promise she'd never touch them. Damn.

    8. The Fifty Shades Darker premiere was targeted by protesters.

      They believe the films "normalize abuse."

    9. Fifty Shades Freed has also been accused of "glamorizing domestic violence."

      In a column for Townhall, director of communications at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Katherine Blakeman, said: "Women want and deserve healthy and consensual intimate relationships. So, Fifty Shades author E.L. James dressed up a sadomasochistic, abusive sexual relationship as just thatone that ended in true love, was based on consent, and was healthy for both partners.

      "This unconvincing lie becomes all the more repulsive in the third part of the trilogy, when Christian Grey tells his wife, Ana, who suspects him of cheating, that he ‘made a vow to love [her] faithfully, forsaking all others, to comfort [her] in times of need, and to keep [her] safe.'

      "Apparently Christian Grey's definition of 'safe' doesn't include physical, emotional, or psychological safety for Ana, just ultra-possessive jealousy on his part that keeps her 'safe' from other men."

    10. Charlie Hunnam pulled out of playing Christian Grey at the last minute.

      He told Entertainment Weekly"I just kind of made a bit of a rookie mistake in that one in biting off more than I could chew."

    11. Dakota Johnson's mom, Melanie Griffiths, says she's not that crazy about watching the films.

      When asked if she'd seen the first film at the 2015 Oscars, Melaniewho stood right next to her daughtersaid, "No. I don't think I can. I think it would be strange." Painful viewing, right?

    12. One particular hotelDamson Dene Hotelswapped their bedside bibles for copies of the book.

      Not sure how Jesus would feel about that.

    13. According to reports, the BDSM community is up in arms over Fifty Shades.

      Why? Because they don't think the practice is accurately or fairly portrayed in the books or films.

    14. Dakota Johnson has been quite honest in the past about the fact that she had doubts about taking on the role of Ana.

      She told The Sunday Telegraph: "Absolutely. The whole time. Even now there are moments when I think, 'What the fuck have I done?'"

    15. There have been reports that say Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson don't actually like each other.

      And many believe that their awkwardness with one another reached peak cringe at last year's Oscars.


      But the director of Darker and Freed, James Foley, previously said: "The actors genuinely like each other. The rumors of them not having chemistry are totally bizarre to me. Now, what the first movie was, I leave to others to judge that, but I sure think they have it now. I think that comes from the time they spent on the [first] publicity tour, after doing the movie. They really kind of bonded. And they found out that they make each other laugh. And so there was a lot of giggling."

    16. Angelina Jolie was approached about directing the Fifty Shades films, but declined.

      She said about her decision: "I'm better at telling some stories than others."

    17. A spy managed to sneak onto the set during filming of Fifty Shades Darker by pretending to be someone's PA.

      James Foley said: "Finally somebody started a conversation with her, and something seemed weird, and we discovered that she was a spy for a fan on Twitter."

    18. It seems like we nearly lost Jamie Dornan from the second and third movies.

      After filming the first Fifty Shades, he said about getting naked again; "I'm sick of it. Sick of it." Luckily he changed his mind.

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    This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.