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The book got two sequels, ''Fifty Shades Darker'' and ''Fifty Shades Freed'', and all three books together are known as ''The Fifty Shades Trilogy'' or simply ''Fifty Shades''. All three books were [[TheMovieOfTheBook made into same-titled films]], released over 2015-2018. These have their own page [[Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey here]].



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''Fifty Shades of Grey'' is an erotic novel that started life as a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfic called [[http://www.epubbud.com/read.php?g=RTHUKGUX&p=1 "Master of the Universe."]] Basically, same characters, but less vampire, more sex. Then, the character names were changed from Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and now it is not a fanfic but legit fic for sale.

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''Fifty Shades of Grey'' is an erotic novel that started life as a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfic called [[http://www.epubbud.com/read.php?g=RTHUKGUX&p=1 [[https://www.inkitt.com/stories/fanfiction/11208?ref=v_b50fbe41-a029-4b7e-8a5d-1c3b7080160e "Master of the Universe."]] Basically, same characters, but less vampire, more sex. Then, the character names were changed from Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and now it is not a fanfic but legit fic for sale.

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* ThreeAmigos: Anastasia as the main character, Kate as her same-gender best friend and Jose as the opposite gender, close friend that could be a love interest.


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* AuthorAvatar: Not necessarily Ana. Mrs. Robinson's initials are E.L.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Famously, the beginning of the first book is about Ana going to interview Christian for the college newspaper. For the rest of the series, Christian is careful to avoid the press.


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* GoldDigger: Anastasia is worried that being with Christian will make people suspect that her main love is Christian's cash. Adding credibility to this is the fact that before she moves in with Christian, Ana lived with Kate, whose parents paid their rent for them, and once she's moved to Christian's place, she's not in a hurry to return the dress she borrowed from Kate.


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* InformedAbility: Ana's supposed to be knowledgeable enough about English literature to major in it, but she never shows any deeper knowledge about the books she's read.


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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: We pretty much never see Christian actually being at his office managing his many businesses. The few times we do see him working, he's off doing something that's unrelated to his work, and giving orders to a subordinate over his phone.


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* RiddleForTheAges: Why did the press-averse Christian Grey agree to be interviewed for a college newspaper?


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** At one point, Ana narrates that she wordlessly whispers the words "I havenít been out on my own since I got married" to her bodyguard. However, it's logically impossible to whisper words wordlessly.


* UnreliableNarrator: The most prominent example is when, in first person present tense, Ana gives a detailed explanation of her surroundings and right afterwards claims that she doesn't get a chance to see what her surroundings look like.
* WhiteMansBurden: Darfur, of all things, is dragged into the book to demonstrate just how rich and generous Christian Grey is.



* WhiteMansBurden: Darfur, of all things, is dragged into the book to demonstrate just how rich and generous Christian Grey is.

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* SmallReferencePools: Ana, who is an English major, only mentions books that you'll have heard of even if you ''aren't'' an English major.

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* {{Fiction 500}}: Christian Grey owns a yacht, a helicopter, a private plane (complete with attractive stewardess), collects art, and has the resources to fly to Georgia at the drop of a hat just to see Ana.


* TooDumbToLive: While on a night flight in a helicopter, Ana asks Grey how anyone can see well enough to travel at night. Apparently she is unaware of the illuminated flight panel in front of her, the lights on the helicopter and the millions of cars below her that are driving with headlights.


AmicableExes: Christian is good friends with his ex-domme. Subverted in that she started a relationship with him [[RapeAsBackstory at age fifteen]], it's implied that [[RomanticizedAbuse his methods of domming]] come from her, and he sees nothing wrong with what she did.

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* AmicableExes: Christian is good friends with his ex-domme. Subverted in that she started a relationship with him [[RapeAsBackstory at age fifteen]], it's implied that [[RomanticizedAbuse his methods of domming]] come from her, and he sees nothing wrong with what she did.



* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: A male version in the way Christian pants hang from his hips in just the right way.

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* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: A male version in the way Christian Christian's pants hang from his hips in just the right way.


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