Did you know that Fifty Shades of Grey set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time?
Or that it was translated into 52 languages and sold more than 150 million copies worldwide?
The erotic romance novel by E. L. James centred on the relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey.
Given the staggering interest in the novel, it was not a surprise that the movie rights were snapped up with the film getting released in 2015.
What Is Fifty Shades Of Grey About?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know exactly what Fifty Shades of Grey is about.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film stars Dakota Johnson (Persuasion) as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate. Relatively young and naive, she begins a relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan (The Tourist).
But things get a little dicey when Grey tells Ana, a virgin at the time, that he engages in sexual bondage relationships, but only as clearly defined between the participants. It's a lot for Ana to digest.
Despite his preferences, Ana does agree to date him, and so begins their unusual relationship. The kind where she wants romance, and he refuses to engage emotionally. So can they make it work?
To find out you have watch Fifty Shades Of Grey and probably all of the movies that came after it!
Where To Stream Fifty Shades Of Grey
It doesn't matter which country you live in; Fifty Shades Of Grey has plenty of availability on the biggest streaming channels.
United States: You can watch Fifty Shades Of Grey for free if you subscribe to Max or DirecTV in the US.
United Kingdom: If you live in the UK, you can stream Fifty Shades Of Grey on Netflix and Sky Cinema.
If you don't have an account with either, you can rent it on Chili, Apple TV+ or Google Play.
Canada: Canadians are in luck when it comes to streaming Fifty Shades Of Grey. It is available on Netflix, Crave and Paramount+.
Australia: Fans of Fifty Shades Of Grey in Australia have quite a few streaming options, including Netflix, Binge, Foxtel Now and Stan.
France: Fifty Shades Of Grey is available for free if you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime Video account in France.
You can also rent it on streaming platforms such as Apple TV+, Canal VOD, Google Play and Amazon.
Brazil: Fifty Shades Of Grey is available in a few different places, including Netflix, Star+ and Globo Play.
Japan: In Japan you can stream Fifty Shades Of Grey on Netflix, Hulu and U-Next.
Norway: If you're in Norway and have Netflix, Viaplay or Strim then you can watch Fifty Shades Of Grey as part of your account.
How Many Fifty Shades Of Grey Movies Are There?
Fifty Shades Of Grey is the first instalment in the series.
Like the original novels, it was followed by two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, released in 2017 and 2018.
The critics panned them, but the audiences loved them. So much so that Fifty Shades Of Grey brought in a whopping worldwide total of US$569.7 million against a budget of US$40 million.
Actors In Fifty Shades Of Grey
Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, an English Literature student attending University who falls for Christian Grey.
Jamie Dornan (Belfast) as Christian Grey, a 27-year-old billionaire and CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.
Eloise Mumford as Kate Kavanagh, Anastasia's best friend who starts dating Christian's older brother, Elliot Grey.
Jennifer Ehle as Carla Wilks,Ana's mother.
Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey, Grey's adoptive mother.
Victor Rasuk as Jose Rodriguez, Anastasia's close friend.
Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey, Christian's older brother.
Rita Ora as Mia Grey, Christian's younger sister.
Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Grey's bodyguard.
Callum Keith Rennie as Ray Steele, Anastasia's father.
Andrew Airlie as Carrick Grey, Christian's father.
Dylan Neal as Bob Adams, Anastasia's stepfather.
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