NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of E.L. James.
The hashtag #AskELJames trended nationwide as the "Fifty Shades of Grey" writer took questions, including some not-ready-for-primetime doozies, but surely the author, who is partly of Chilean descent, immune at this point to hurt feelings.
Among the cheeky, but still printable queries:
— "Is it true that you're actually just a burlap sack full of bad ideas and spiders?"
— "When do you think your writer's block will kick in? Signed Ev R Hopeful"
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— "Did you use a blow up doll as your characterization inspiration for Ana?"
— "Is it only OK for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten and manipulate Ana because he's hot, or is it also OK because he's rich?"
For those living under rocks, James authored three books in an erotic trilogy involving BDSM sex between a handsome, emotionally damaged billionaire and a young woman whom he introduces to his rough-sex lifestyle. She recently put out a fourth book that tells the story of the first book all over again from Christian Grey's point of view rather than from that of Anastasia Steele.
Oh, and there was a movie. Oh, and at least two more movies are planned.
Among the questions James did answer, she revealed that she has written another book and is halfway through yet another, adding:
"Both romances. Not sure when I will finish them. (smiley face)"