"Fifty Shades of Grey" fans petition casting decision

A Change.org petition has received more than 19,000 signatures asking Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel to be cast

By Prachi Gupta
September 4, 2013 6:20PM (UTC)
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Mommy porn addicts are up in arms over the recent casting decision of Sam Taylor-Johnson's film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the bestselling "Twilight" fan-fiction-turned-BDSM novel by E.L. James. On Monday, James announced via Twitter that Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") and Dakota Johnson ("The Social Network") have been cast as business magnate Christian Grey and submissive college graduate/sex slave Anastasia Steele. The casting decision was so offensive to some that a Change.org petition has been created, demanding that Matt Bomer ("White Collar," "Magic Mike") and Alexis Bledel ("Gilmore Girls," "Sin City") be cast as the film's leads instead. The petition's owner appeals to other "GREYSESSEDS" and "BOMERETTES" in a desperate plea:

Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING.

The petition has more than 20,000 signatures already, but the owner wants 50,000 so that "we'll be in a position to demand more."


h/t The Guardian

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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