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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Hardcore BDSM Crowd Left Limp

7/28/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0725-50-shades-of-grey-up-ff-02 The first trailer for mommy porn "Fifty Shades of Grey" might be exciting some lonely fans -- but serious BDSMers aren't ready to peg the movie for success ... because to them it kinda looks like amateur hour in the ole dungeon.

Don't ask how, but TMZ got in tight with some members of the Threshold Society -- a BDSM/leather club in L.A. -- and they say overall reaction to the trailer is ... where's the good stuff???

Threshold's corporate secretary (for reals) Azurell says the buzz from members is there are tons of other books and movies that better reflect their lifestyle -- and based on this first taste ... 'Grey' looks kinda "vanilla."

Azurell adds ... the movie could use more of their specialties -- light bondage, caning, needle play, fire play, and pegging. We're not telling you to Google that last one. Especially at work.

Over at Hollywood's Bar Sinister ... pro dom Feenix says 'Grey' has gotten a rise out of people in their 40s. He says more middle-aged couples are lining up for their loft area. Think VIP ... for people who want a good spanking. Or a bad one. 

Seriously, don't look up pegging.

MLB Star Tim Lincecum

Unloads '50 Shades of Grey' Condo

2/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bad news for fans of Tim Lincecum and "50 Shades of Grey" -- you've just missed your chance to buy the right-hander's Seattle condo ... which is located in the SAME building Christian Grey lives in the book.

The 29-year-old ace dropped $1.575 mil on his hometown apartment weeks after he won the World Series back in 2010 ... and just unloaded the place for a cool $2.25 mil -- about $225K shy of what he was originally asking.

The 2,442 sq ft pad sits on the 28th floor of the Escala building ... which treats its residents to a private spa, gym with a yoga studio, a catering kitchen and dining hall, a massive private theater, and a dog run.

Inside the apartment you'll find ... a giant master suite with walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom ... an open kitchen with custom cabinetry ... granite counters ... and cherry hardwood floors.

There's also a sweet wrap around deck that rounds out the condo -- which features incredible views of downtown Seattle, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic mountains.

Lincecum's contract will keep him in the Bay Area through 2015 ... but earning $35 over the next two-years will probably help ease the pain of cutting ties with the place.

Charlie Hunnam

Blind Faith

In His 'Fifty Shades' Replacement

11/19/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam harbors no grudges ... giving nothing but props to fellow actor Jamie Dornan -- who will be replacing him in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

But here's the deal ... Charlie hasn't seen a frame of Jamie's work.  So how does he know Jamie will kill it?  It's all about the person doin' the pickin.'

It's been said Charlie dropped out of the flick because of scheduling issues, but there's a buzz he thinks it would have been a wonky career move.

New Grey vs. Old Grey

WHO'D YOU RATHER?

10/24/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1024_50_shades_of_gray_ratherHere's 31-year-old model/actor Jamie Dornan who was picked up to play Christian Grey in the erotic book-turned-movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" (left) -- and 33-year-old "Sons of Anarchy" badass Charlie Hunnam who made waves after he dropped the same role earlier this month (right).

The question is...

Anne Rice

'50 Shades' & Playboy Are Both Porn

... and I Support Both!

10/20/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If a woman can read "Fifty Shades of Grey" in public ... then a man should able to peruse a "Playboy" wherever he wants, so says famed author Anne Rice who tells TMZ she supports PORN EQUALITY!

Anne is a literary titan -- penning the books behind "Interview with the Vampire" and "Queen of the Damned" -- and she's also big into erotica.

So, when we asked her why the social standards are different regarding the two publications -- Anne is clear, she thinks society should  embrace both literary AND visual porn .. saying, "fantasy and pornography and erotica are wonderful."

Charlie Hunnam

Measure of the Man

'50 Shades' Mystery Solved

10/15/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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101413_charlie_launchCharlie Hunnam bailed on "50 Shades of Grey" at the last moment -- leaving everyone to wonder why he would leave the treasured role.

One interesting, yet completely unproven theory involves uhh ... little Charlie.

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Charlie Hunnam

I'm Still the Best Man

... For My Friends Wedding

10/13/2013 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Hunnam appeared front and center for his friends wedding yesterday -- not phased at all over DROPPING OUT OF THE ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES EVER!!

Hunnam watched his buddy tie the knot in Santa Barbara yesterday ... just hours after Universal announced he was bailing on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.

Charlie also gave a toast at the reception and was in great spirits ... according to reports.

No word on whether or not Robert Pattinson, Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder were invited.

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Charlie Hunnam

Bails on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

10/12/2013 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry ladies ... Charlie Hunnam has just dropped out of the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- and it's all because of his role on "Sons of Anarchy."

According to reports ... the decision was made because Hunnam wasn't able to "adequately prepare" for the role due to his "immersive" TV schedule.

Makes sense, since filming was supposed to begin on the movie later this month -- but just days ago Hunnam was talking up how seriously he had been taking the role ... so it's pretty surprising.

Ian Somerhalder, your move.

Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

9/7/2013 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rough week for Lamar Odom, who is in the grips of a life-threatening crack addiction.   And Syria was serious too, unless you're John McCain.  So we gotta ask ...

Melanie Griffith

I'm So Proud My Daughter's

a Sex Slave

9/3/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF




Melanie Griffith couldn't be happier for her daughter Dakota Johnson ... saying she's the "proudest mom ever" now that Dakota's playing a nymphomaniac sex slave in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.

You'll recall, Griffith's daughter has just been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele, the protagonist in "Fifty Shades of Grey" alongside Charlie Hunnam (as Christian Grey).

If you know anything about the books, you'll know Anastasia becomes entwined in a disturbing and violent BDSM affair with Christian Grey, essentially becoming Christian's sex-addicted slave. You know, every mother's dream.

At least for Melanie ... watch the clip.

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Charlie Hunnam

50 Shades Of Green

Actor Rocks Weed Shirt

9/3/2013 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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He ain't just into S&M, "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Charlie Hunnam is also into THC ... at least judging by the guy's wardrobe.

Hunnam was spotted at LAX wearing an Alternative Herbal Health Services shirt ... a popular marijuana dispensary in West Hollywood that has a marijuana vending machine and sells weed soda ... seriously.

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Fun Fact -- Charlie once sparked a bowl for Snoop Lion during an Internet show (scroll to 11:38).

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'Sons' Star Charlie Hunnam

Ready for Some S&M

9/2/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After months of middle-aged women speculating and debating who should bring "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its hard core sex scenes to life, we finally have the answer: Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

Author E.L. James tweeted the news Monday -- the bondage/sex freak role of Christian Grey went to 33-year-old Hunnam -- best known for his role on "Sons of Anarchy".

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23-year-old Dakota -- daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- will play Anastasia Steele, the college girl turned willing sex slave in the novel. Best known from Fox's cancelled comedy "Ben & Kate."

Ian Somerhalder, Colin Egglesfield, and Matt Bomer were at one time rumored frontrunners. Sorry guys.

Little advice for Charlie and Dakota: start stretching. Maybe invest in some ice packs.

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Sasha Grey

'50 Shades' Is Bush League

Author's a Sex Amateur

9/1/2013 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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082913_sasha_grey_launch"50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James is a hack with no REAL sex experience ... at least according to porn legend Sasha Grey, who tells TMZ, she's way more qualified to write erotic fiction than some horny middle-aged woman.

In case you didn't know, 25-year-old Grey -- who starred in 271 adult films before officially retiring at age 23 -- just released her own erotic novel called The Juliette Society.

We asked Grey if she thinks she's more qualified to write erotica than 50-year-old former "Twilight" fanfic writer E.L. James ... and her response, "HELL YES."

She also tossed in a subtle insult, calling "50 Shades" a "romance" novel ... not real erotica.

But does she think she'll earn $95 million this year like James did? Watch the video. Sasha's hot.

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