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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 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.

by Anonymousreply 6303/12/2014

Interesting that they want an out gay actor to play this romantic icon.

by Anonymousreply 109/05/2013

It's just a movie.

by Anonymousreply 309/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 409/05/2013

Should be "Boner could totally rise to the occasion.

by Anonymousreply 609/05/2013

[quote]We deserve respect

Why? Good god, who are these freaks? Are THEY putting up the money and risking anything?

by Anonymousreply 709/05/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 909/05/2013

For some reason I thought the book was about an older submissive woman and a younger dominant guy.

by Anonymousreply 1009/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1109/05/2013

R9 Ana Steele has never even masturbated or had an orgasm until she meets Christian Grey!

by Anonymousreply 1209/05/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 1309/05/2013

A homophobic Frau post on 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."

by Anonymousreply 1409/05/2013

R15, please name done. I will do that.

by Anonymousreply 1609/05/2013

discution?? Maybe someone should treat her to an English class or at least a dictionary.

by Anonymousreply 1709/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1909/05/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 2009/05/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2109/06/2013

When did movie making become a Democracy? These petitions are ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 2209/06/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2309/06/2013

Bomer was asked and he turned it down.

by Anonymousreply 2409/06/2013

Where did you hear that, R24? EL James says he was not considered.

by Anonymousreply 2509/06/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 2709/06/2013

[quote]Bomer was asked and he turned it down.

Yeah, he turned down quite many offers including Superman to concentrate on family and WC.

by Anonymousreply 2809/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2909/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3009/06/2013

Suuure he did r28. Unless you're being sarcastic.

by Anonymousreply 3109/07/2013

Oh please, the Daily News article is BS. As if "no name" Charlie Hunnam is less famous and sought-after than Matt Bomer.

by Anonymousreply 3209/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3309/07/2013

You've never heard of Charlie Hunnam before this? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 3409/07/2013

That's not a bad thing, R34.

by Anonymousreply 3509/07/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3609/07/2013

"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)

by Anonymousreply 3709/07/2013

Carnegie Mellon grads always think they're too good for everything.

by Anonymousreply 3809/07/2013

Maybe they didn't pick Bomer because he never had chemistry with actresses both on and off-screen.

by Anonymousreply 3909/07/2013

And to have chemistry with cast members doesn't necessarily involves romance/sex.

by Anonymousreply 4009/07/2013

R36 I agree, Hunnam is a decent-looking guy, his eyes and lips are sexier than Bomer's.

by Anonymousreply 4109/07/2013

OP = Bomer freak reminds me a certain kind of cunt who can't get over being dumped, then turns to be a stalker.

by Anonymousreply 4209/07/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 4309/07/2013

This whole petition thing and the "he turned down this and that because he's too good" shit is ridiculously embarrasing.

by Anonymousreply 4409/07/2013

Damon and Leo both have movie star appeal that's why.

by Anonymousreply 4509/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4609/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4709/07/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 4809/07/2013

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, 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.

by Anonymousreply 4909/07/2013

[quote]"After discution with a group of friends"

Image I'm getting is chatter in supermarket aisles near the frozen foods section.

by Anonymousreply 5009/07/2013

I don't think 50 shades would work as a movie, it'll come off too misogynistic and too misanthropic.

by Anonymousreply 5109/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5209/07/2013

Is E.L. James a tranny? She looks like a man in drag.

by Anonymousreply 5309/07/2013

Calling EL James a tranny is a slur upon trannies.

by Anonymousreply 5409/07/2013

people care about this shit--are outraged--circulating petitions? jesus Christ-get a life focus on something more important

by Anonymousreply 5509/07/2013

dang i never heard of these 2.

the guy isn't cute at all.

i rather have sex on lex alex skarsgard playing christian.

by Anonymousreply 5609/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5709/07/2013

"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...

by Anonymousreply 5809/07/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5909/07/2013

Dana Brunetti's response was pure, unadulterated shade. Oh my God.

by Anonymousreply 6009/07/2013

Brunetti spent a good deal of last week retweeting 50 Shades fangurls who supported for his choices. It was pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 6109/07/2013

i wanted Taylor Lautner for the role of Christian Grey :(

by Anonymousreply 6203/12/2014

Matt Bomer can't act for shit, and Alexis is just too Rory Gilmore for the role.

by Anonymousreply 6303/12/2014
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