* Not in the work itself, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvX6LkbiS-U various]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K1RcKJVbHA celebrities]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH9sANg reading]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvZVpbJ9DzY it.]]
** [[TeamFourStar TFS]] and [[DougWalker Doug Walker]] reading it is [[http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC36F6B027791D382 completely]] hilarious with all of them doing either one of their (famous) roles or impersonating different characters
** The GeorgeTakei one is particularly amusing, since he shares a CatchPhrase with the narrator. The one with MorganFreeman ([[labelnote:sorta]]It's actually a voice imitator named Josh Robert Thompson[[/labelnote]]) also includes some pretty hilarious commentary.
-->'''Ana:''' I like your [[{{Narm}} kinky fuckery]].
-->'''"Morgan Freeman":''' Yeah, more like bullshit douchery.
** Gilbert Gottfried's reading features him ''screaming'' the word "clitoris" (or, as he says it, "CLIT'''''TOOOOR'''''IS").
*** His entire use of AccentUponTheWrongSyllable.
*** And now see [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Iago]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFe26H8lWg read it]].
** In a similarly meta moment of funny, [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPloDzu_wcI would like to be considered to play Christian Grey.]] Despite [[CriticalResearchFailure having no idea what the book is about.]]
** [[Creator/JonStJohn Jon St John]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oUa-3W0BFI reading a passage]] as DukeNukem is gold.
** Comedian Andrew Orvedahl's thoughts on a passage of narration that actually ends with the phrase ", or something."
--> ..."Or something"? You're the fucking '''author!''' You get to decide what that "something" is; that's part of your ''job!''
** Creator/RoosterTeeth had reading a passage as one of their goals whenever they hit a certain milestone for Extra Life '15. They did it three times. The first time is read straight. The second time is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHSoztUW0pk read by Lindsay Jones]] as ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='=]s Ruby Rose. The third time? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF1npeEBBhI Read by Matt Hullum]] as ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''[='=]s Sarge.
*** Lindsay as Ruby is funnier as Lindsay doesn't like having her character cuss, thus she invokes GoshDarnItToHeck, leading to Christian to declare "I don't make love. I truck. Hard."
** When TheMovie came out, the folks at ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' poked fun at it.
--->'''Ana''': What's a... butt-plug?
--->'''Voice''': [[AskAStupidQuestion It's a plug...]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for your butt.]]
* For the interview, Kate had planned to ask Grey if he was gay, for no apparent reason.
* Any time the phrase [[PurpleProse "inner goddess"]] is uttered. Among the things it does is a "salsa merengue," and waving pom-poms like a cheerleader, and it is once said to be like someone who has had an ice-cream snatched from it.
** There's also the line from ''Fifty Shades Darker'': "My inner goddess is doing a triple axel dismount from the uneven bars." "Triple axel" is a jump in figure skating. Dismounting the uneven bars is done in ''gymnastics''.
* Every time the "subconscious" is mentioned. Interestingly, the "subconscious" isn't really her subconscious, because she's clearly aware what the subconscious is doing (such as wearing half-moon spectacles) which is fully conscious.
* Every time Ana goes "Oh my!" or "Holy crap!" and wants to masturbate at the sight of Christian Grey.
* Every time a foil packet (euphemism for condom) is mentioned during a sex scene.
* Every time a euphemism for vulva is used, e.g. "my sex" or "down ''there''."
* Every time a euphemism for penis is used, e.g. "incredible length".
* "I would like to bite that lip."
* Christian's explanation for why he does BDSM: "Because I'm [[TitleDrop fifty shades of]] fucked up, Ana!" You don't say, Chris. You don't say.
* "Moving down, I push him into my mouth. He groans again. Ha! My inner goddess is thrilled. I can do this. I can fuck him with my mouth."
** "My very own Christian Grey-flavored popsicle."
* "I'm a ho with dirty sex hair."
* Ana's mental response to the news that she just had "vanilla sex" with Grey: "I thought it was chocolate fudge brownie sex that we had, with a cherry on the top."
* "He reaches between my legs and [[FetishRetardant pulls on the blue string]] – [[BigWhat what?!]] – [[FetishRetardant and gently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet.]] [[SirSwearsalot Holy fuck. Sweet mother of all… Jeez.]] And then [[IKEAErotica he’s inside me.]]"
* The fact that the author obviously isn't familiar with the BDSM subculture.
* In ''Fifty Shades Darker'', Ana and Christian go to Jose's art show. To their surprise, several people recognize Ana and they soon find out why: [[StalkerShrine an entire wall is dedicated to photos of her]] (that she didn't know existed). (This part is, by the way, blatant plagiarism of ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColor''). Christian immediately purchases every picture.
* In the beginning of the first novel, Ana is [[{{Squick}} using Grey's toothbrush on purpose]]. It's supposed to convey her physical longing for him, but it comes off as disgusting rather than sexy/romantic. When she later tells him about it, for absolutely no reason at all, he's ''[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter pleased]]'' by it.
-->'''Ana''': I feel so naughty.
* E. L. James attempts a Twitter question-and-answer session. [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/06/30/el-james-twitter-fifty-shades-of-grey- It goes poorly.]]
-->''"Did you write intentionally badly so people would suffer pain, but discover they enjoy it?"''
-->''"Which do you hate more, women or the English language?"''
* Everytime there's a writing error. Example: "His eyebrows widened in surprise".
* In a meta-example, the movie received either the highest, or near-highest ratings even in countries lenient towards sexual content like the Netherlands, Germany or Scandinavia. In France, the movie only got a ''12'' rating (the next lowest is Sweden and Denmark with a 15 rating, which is still the highest rating in those countries). And then the fact that the MediaWatchdog of France thought the rating was ''too high'' and deserved the equivalent of an All-ages rating. [[NationalStereotypes Let that sink in]] [[EuropeansAreKinky for a minute.]]