50 Shades of Grey - The Musical

JULE SCHERER
Last updated 14:08 10/07/2012
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SING-A-LONG: A Scene from the 50 Shades of Grey musical.

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There's no hiding from the bestseller novel 50 Shades of Grey at the moment. Hardly a day goes by without a story related to E. L. James's so called mommy porn.

Some authors ponder if the novel signals a new era for sex-positive feminism, others celebrate the book's influence on fashion.

Some believe the writing is rather appalling and the plot not particularly sexy, but that doesn't keep keen readers to queue for the book up and down the country.

While James is selling millions of copies of her kinky novels, an author from Florida is upset that her book Shades of Gray is getting confused with the bestseller.

The Vintage Books trilogy have sold 31 million e-book and print copies in English-language markets worldwide.

Now it looks like it is only a matter of time before the novel will be made into a movie. American Psycho author Brett Easton Ellis recently announced his interest in adapting the book for the screen, and is favouring Ryan Gosling for the role of Christian Grey.

Today it has been confirmed that producers Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunett, who co-produced Moneyball and David Fincher's The Social Network, have been picked by James to work on the movie.

So, where am I getting with this? There's still one thing we hadn't seen yet: Yes, exactly: 50 Shades of Grey, the Musical.

Think what you may, like it or not, but 50 Shades has become one heavily discussed pop phenomena.

Brothers Antonius and Vijay Nazareth have soaked up some of the opinions about the book and have put them into lyrics along sweet harmonies reminiscent of a good-old Broadway musical.

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There's the fan who declares "Fifty Shades of Grey, how could I refuse?  In my boring wife as a plain housewife , I can dream of being sexually...abused." The hater states "every page I read makes my eyeballs bleed!" And then, of course there's the one who hates to admit loving the book: "I hope that no one realises that I am loving it, every bit.."

In which camp are you?

- Stuff

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