Even ‘Fifty Shades’ Author’s Husband Agrees Christian Grey Is ‘A Mess’
3:30 pm, September 10th | by Laura Donovan
When I attended the Union Square “Fifty Shades of Grey” signing earlier this year, I met a woman who said she missed the novel’s hearthrob, Christian Grey, a wealthy entrepreneur with a love for BDSM. She had just finished the books and felt a sense of emptiness without the character in her life. I couldn’t understand why anyone would long for a controlling man who buys the publishing house for which his meek girlfriend works just to have power over her, and author E.L. James’s husband seems to share my opinion to some degree. Niall Leonard, “Mr. Fifty Shades,” is relieved not to be the gorgeous, wildly desired and loved Grey:
“I’m really happy not to be Christian Grey because that guy’s a mess.”
THANK YOU! Why have so few people brought this up? As Grey himself would say, he’s “fifty shades f-cked up.” That isn’t to say it’s his fault — we learn in the series that the adopted Grey had a traumatic childhood and neglectful mother, but that doesn’t excuse the creepy way he wants to exert full control over the women in his life.
What’s even more disturbing is the amount of females who lament that Grey, who abuses his lady friend Anastasia Steele outside of a sexual context on one occasion, doesn’t exist in real life. I, for one, am glad he’s nothing more than a fictional character in James’s mind. Let’s keep it that way.