Fifty Shades of Grey Fans Double Petition Numbers, Matt Bomer Responds
Sorry, Hollywood. Fifty Shades of Grey fans know better. The ongoing controversy surrounding the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson for the film adaptation have reached new heights, with the online petition for Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel nearly doubling to more than 40,000 votes at press time in less than 24 hours.
The petition, which demands that Bomer, 35, and Bledel, 31, take on the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, was created on Change.org shortly after book author E.L. James revealed the casting decision on Monday, Sept. 2.
"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," a message at the top of the petition reads. "We can do anything guys, anything."
As of Thursday, Sept. 5, the petition had already reached 48,384 supporters.
The petition's creator then continued to post messages on the sounding board further down the page: "Many people say that we are doing this to criticize and make fun of Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam … it's not true, we are doing this because we want and deserve to be heard."
"It's 2013, it's a new era, the readers are as important as the director or producer," a recent message continued. "We are the critical. We deserve respect."
And the fans' outrage hasn't fallen completely on deaf ears. In a recent interview with ETonline, Bomer admitted that while he is "so grateful for the fans and touched," he is "looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."
On Monday, producer Dana Brunetti took to Twitter to address devastated Fifty Shades readers. "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks," he wrote. "Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favorite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list."
"Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective," he added.
Interesting that they want an out gay actor to play this romantic icon.
How long before the "bi woman" who posts on DL claims she can't take a gay man seriously in a straight male role?
It's just a movie.
GET A LIFE
It's arguably easier for a gay actor to simulate sexual desire for a woman on screen about whom he feels neutral that it is for a straight actor to do the same for an actress he can't stand (Mickey Rourke/Kim Basinger or Richard Gere/Debra Winger in "9 1/2 Weeks" and "An Officer and a Gentleman", respectively - although Gere is bisexual).
Bomer could totally rise to the occasion. Has he even auditioned for the role?
Should be "Boner could totally rise to the occasion.
[quote]We deserve respect
Why? Good god, who are these freaks? Are THEY putting up the money and risking anything?
[quote]We are the critical. We deserve respect.
The only thing these bitches deserve is Five Across the Eyes!
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Both Bomer and Alexis Bledel are too old to play the parts. The characters are in their 20's. The girl is a 21 y/o virgin (as if there is such a thing--so idiotic).
For some reason I thought the book was about an older submissive woman and a younger dominant guy.
What's interesting to me is that there are people with better sense in who should be cast - and that they are not being compliant. They are calling the casting [italic]bullshit[/italic] - and they are throwing it right back at the TPTB.
R9 Ana Steele has never even masturbated or had an orgasm until she meets Christian Grey!
I know, R12. When I read that I LMAO. That pin head author wrote the character as a 21 y/o straight woman who never felt the slightest attraction for a man AT ALL until she met Christian. Such drivel. I remember thinking out loud....."you are a lesbian, fool, and you don't even know it."
A homophobic Frau post on imdb.com regarding Bomer not getting the part:
"I am very happy that Matt Bomer will not play CG.
His sexual orientation would make him a character without credibility and trust me I'm not the only one who thinks like this.
After discution with a group of friends, 9/10 said that the character would lose all credibility if ever Bomer was chosen for the role.
In conclusion, the studio has made a good choice."
Someone should send that women a list of all the closeted gay actors who have successfully and very convincingly played heterosexual men since the beginning of film history.
R15, please name done. I will do that.
discution?? Maybe someone should treat her to an English class or at least a dictionary.
"His sexual orientation would make him a character without credibility and trust me I'm not the only one who thinks like this."
Did this twat think that Tom Hanks was too heterosexual to play gay in Philadelphia?
I'm vague about who Alexis Bladel and Charlie Hunnam are but nobody should wish this godawful "Fifty Shades" on Matt Bomer.
They gave the stupid-girl's part to druggie Dakota Johnson? I suppose semi-comatose would be the only way to get through it. I hope she shares with Mr. Hunnam.
Well, if Charlie Hunnam can play gay so convincingly in UK QAF, I don't see why a gay couldn't do likewise.
That said, I've always found Alexis Bledel to be striking, but frankly, she can't act herself out of a paper bag. She was good as Rory because she was playing herself apparently (and Lauren Graham carried her).
[quote]They gave the stupid-girl's part to druggie Dakota Johnson?
Okay, finally. I knew I wasn't crazy. I remember reading years ago that this chick had a serious drug problem and had been to rehab several times as a teenager. But none of the on-line bio's mention it. Nothing. Just happy, feel good crap about her being "Hollywood Royalty" (yeah, right!) because she is the daughter of two famous hacks (Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith).
BTW, I thought she was quite unattractive and her acting was too awkward/self conscious in Social Network. I guess that's the point though. The character of Anna is supposed to be very ordinary, self conscious and awkward.
When did movie making become a Democracy? These petitions are ridiculous.
Looking at the petition signers, the vast majority of them are from Latin America. Does the book somehow improve when it's translated into Spanish?
Bomer was asked and he turned it down.
Where did you hear that, R24? EL James says he was not considered.
That Charlie guy is fugly and looks like a fat slob. I never even heard of him until now.
And of course, he's a Shit Brit. So sick of these Brits taking over Hollywood.
"After discution with a group of friends"
Just imagine the hordes of illiterate fraus coffee-clatching over gunt-rubbing jack off material.
Imagine how the world could improve if these hordes actually did something worthwhile.
"Does the book somehow improve when it's translated into Spanish?"
It would improve even if it were translated into Pig Latin, as long as someone else rewrote it. The original author is a no-talent frau hack.
[quote]Bomer was asked and he turned it down.
Yeah, he turned down quite many offers including Superman to concentrate on family and WC.
I thought the thread title was "Fifty Shades of Grey Fans of Double Penetration" and I was about to be excited for this fucking movie.
The report about Bomer turning them down is from the Daily News. Not sure I believe it given how homophobic some of the Fifty Shade of Grey fanbase is, but who knows.
Oh please, the Daily News article is BS. As if "no name" Charlie Hunnam is less famous and sought-after than Matt Bomer.
I agree that the Daily News article is BS. But I don't think it's a stretch to say Bomer is more famous. Just speaking personally, I've heard of Matt Bomer (and not just on the DL), but I'd never heard of Charlie Hunnam before this. And the IMDB chart thingy would seem to confirm that Matt Bomer is, indeed, more famous. Sorry.
You've never heard of Charlie Hunnam before this? Seriously?
That's not a bad thing, R34.
[quote]That Charlie guy is fugly and looks like a fat slob. I never even heard of him until now. And of course, he's a Shit Brit. So sick of these Brits taking over Hollywood
Honey, maybe you should pull your head out of your ass, you see and hear much better. Hunnam is scruffed up for his current TV role, but fugly, he ain't.
"Suuure he did R28. Unless you're being sarcastic."
Actually, he HAS turned down other offers. One of them was the Ana Faris romcom What's Your Number (which bombed, so maybe he should consider lucky that he had to drop out of the project)
Carnegie Mellon grads always think they're too good for everything.
Maybe they didn't pick Bomer because he never had chemistry with actresses both on and off-screen.
And to have chemistry with cast members doesn't necessarily involves romance/sex.
R36 I agree, Hunnam is a decent-looking guy, his eyes and lips are sexier than Bomer's.
OP = Bomer freak reminds me a certain kind of cunt who can't get over being dumped, then turns to be a stalker.
"Maybe they didn't pick Bomer because he never had chemistry with actresses both on and off-screen."
Matt Damon and Leo DiCaprio are big name leading men and they never have any chemistry with actresses. You just sound like the homophobic fraus who think gay actors can't play leading man roles.
This whole petition thing and the "he turned down this and that because he's too good" shit is ridiculously embarrasing.
Damon and Leo both have movie star appeal that's why.
Bomer was cast in What's Your Number and dropped out because of scheduling with White Collar. That's completely different than turning a role down that's been offered to you.
I could give a shit about Fifty Shades of Grey, but I just finished watching Nicolas Nickleby and Charlie Hunnam is pretty, but an awful actor.
This petition is ridiculous. I can't imagine Bomer or Alexis Bledel wanting these roles. I think it's career suicide to be in this movie
The exploits of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele once gripped the nation, and with 5.3 million copies flying off the shelves it became best-selling book in British history.
But now the country has amassed a “paper mountain” of unwanted copies of EL James’s erotic novel, suggesting that readers are bored with the “mummy porn” trilogy.
The books cannot be recycled because of the glue which was used to bind them.
Cancer Research UK have revealed that as soon as they sell one of the novels, they get two donations in its place.
Ben Wadsworth, WeBuyBooks.co.uk Marketing Manager, said: "We have thousands of copies of all the Fifty Shades books, but we've stopped selling them because no one was buying them.
[quote]"After discution with a group of friends"
Image I'm getting is chatter in supermarket aisles near the frozen foods section.
I don't think 50 shades would work as a movie, it'll come off too misogynistic and too misanthropic.
I on the other hand can't imagine Bomer turning down this role unless he thinks that he's at the same level as Tom Hardy at least.
Is E.L. James a tranny? She looks like a man in drag.
Calling EL James a tranny is a slur upon trannies.
people care about this shit--are outraged--circulating petitions? jesus Christ-get a life focus on something more important
dang i never heard of these 2.
the guy isn't cute at all.
i rather have sex on lex alex skarsgard playing christian.
Don't have problem to see an openly gay actor in lead roles and becoming A-list if his talent is really special, but man, once an actor is out their LOYAL FANS become obnoxious and nasty in the lamest way.
"Damon and Leo both have movie star appeal that's why."
Yeah, and Charlie Hunnam doesn't but he was still cast in the role anyway...
[bold]Fifty Shades of Grey Fans Double Petition Numbers, Matt Bomer Responds[/bold]
I accidentally read that as "Fifty Shades of Grey Fans Double Penetration Numbers, Matt Bomer Responds" - so bad of me.
Dana Brunetti's response was pure, unadulterated shade. Oh my God.
Brunetti spent a good deal of last week retweeting 50 Shades fangurls who supported for his choices. It was pathetic.