Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Is Not Returning to Fifty Shades of Grey Franchise

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Sam Taylor-Johnson has been hinted that it was somewhat torturous to direct and edit the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaption. Now we know she will not be back in The Red Room any time soon.

It’s official according to multiple media reports: She is not coming back to direct the sequels.

Amidst rumors and direct declarations of tension on the set between the director and Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, Sam Taylor-Johnson announced last night that she will not be returning to the franchise to direct Fifty Shades Darker or Fifty Shades Freed.

In a reportedly exclusive statement to Deadline, Taylor-Johnson said: “Directing Fifty Shades Of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota and Jamie. While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three.”

The film has raked in $558.6 million worldwide.

The movie’s screenwriter Kelly Marcel is also not expected back and rumor is that E.L. James wants to write the script herself.

So what are your thoughts on Sam Taylor-Johson leaving the Fifty Shades franchise?

Fifty Shades of Grey ‘Unrated Edition” Coming in May


Well, now you can have a home party with the regular version of the Fifty Shades of Grey film and the new, digital “Unrated Edition.”

What exactly does this mean?

The unrated cut of Fifty Shades of Grey runs three minutes longer (129 minutes) than the theatrical version (126 minutes) and will be available only on the Blu-ray edition along with the rest of the following features:

-Fifty Shades of Grey Unrated and Theatrical Versions

-The World of Fifty Shades of Grey: Discover the artistry involved in creating everything Fifty Shades of Grey, including in-depth profiles of stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and the characters they play.

-E.L. James & Fifty Shades: A chat with the creator of “Fifty Shades,” discussing the history of the novel and the experience making the film. Follow the author at the Premiere screening in New York and come full circle as the film is released to the fans.

-Fifty Shades: The Pleasure of Pain: A discussion with the BDSM consultant and a show-and-tell with property master.
360° Set Tours of Christian and Ana’s apartments including the Red Room

-Music Videos from Skylar Grey, The Weekend and Ellie Goulding

-Behind the Scenes of The Weekend’s “Earned It” Music Video

Reports say there is “alternative ending” as well as the version released in theaters.

Here are pre-order links for the new UNRATED EDITION of FIFTY SHADES of Grey. Looks like it is currently on sale in pre-order for only $19.99 (regular price will be $35).

Pre-order now if you want to lock in the price and get it soon as it is out May 8.

US pre-order:

In the UK it’s called “the Unseen Edition.” And is not released until June 22 as of now.

‘Caveman: A Lusty New York Love Story” is Live


Continuing my new tradition of Short, Hot Reads Friday, Caveman: A Lusty New York Love Story, is live. This Caveman melted my panties and and my heart, and I think he may do the same for you.

What happens when a thoroughly modern New York woman meets a completely hot, gorgeous young alpha caveman from a far-away-land? They clash, they argue, and then he scoops her up in his strong arms and carries her off to bed and makes mad, passionate, hot, sexy, mind-blowing love to her.

The Caveman is so hot she can barely take her eyes off him. Only one problem, he’s too young. And there is this other issue: she wants it to just be about the sex and he wants something … more. And he will go to great lengths to claim her. See who wins in this steamy and charming short story about finding true love in a surprising package.


Here’s an excerpt:

It Began at a Party in New York City…
The Caveman spotted me from across the room and made his way over. We were at the Manhattan birthday party of a mutual friend yet he approached as if we were in a romantic scene from a foreign-made film. He introduced himself, and I extended my hand. Instead of shaking, he reached for it, brought it up to his mouth, and kissed it. He lingered there for a moment and looked at me with gorgeous blue eyes. His mouth sent a rush of energy into my entire body.
“I’ve been watching you,” he said with a slight eastern bloc accent. “And I’ve been thinking you are a woman I am meant to meet.”
“Seriously?” I said, snapping back from my momentary daze from surprise hand kiss. “That’s your pitch? I’m supposed to believe that?”
I eyed his handsome face and fit body, noted he was clothed in an expensive suit, and wondered if he was a player or a gigolo looking for a somewhat older woman like me to be his sugar mama.
“Why would I lie, Baby?” he asked, apparently surprised by my comment. “With me, what you see is what you get. I go after what I want but I don’t play games.”
“Everyone plays games.”
“Not me. And I don’t disappoint women.”
“Is that so? You’ve heard that from everyone woman you’ve ever known?”
“Yes. I have never had a bad relationship or a bad experience with a woman.”
“How old are you?”
“Old enough to know how to make a woman feel like a Goddess.”
“And young enough to be cocky and think you know it all.”
“I can tell you’ve been hurt. Don’t be bitter, baby.”
“That’s a pretty big assumption to make, especially with someone you barely know.”
“But I’m right. You’ve been hurt and disappointed, and you are probably very protective of yourself. And you have probably shut down, emotionally and sexually, because of bad romances. You need someone to love you back to happiness.”
“Okay, we’re done here.”

Arrogant. That was the first thought that crossed my mind. And really cute, hot, and built like an athlete or a fitness model were the thoughts tumbled into my brain next. Truth is, he was perfect looking. And he was right on. The accuracy of his statement made me squirm a little. I had been burned by men and, over time, I had built a protective wall. I was stunned by his boldness and oddly excited by it too. But he was being a presumptuous ass. I should walk away from this stranger, and his annoying forthright assessment of my personal life, yet I seemed rooted in the same spot, wondering what would happen next…

You can finish reading here.

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“This is hot. Panty-melting, jump-on-your hubby hot. But it is also sweet.” – Erotic Romance Book Lovers