The Word: Amazing Change.org petition wants to recast ’50 Shades’

Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele in the highly-antipated adaption of "50 Shades of Grey." Credit: Getty
Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele in the highly-antipated adaption of “50 Shades of Grey.” Credit: Getty

Not everyone was thrilled with the casting news for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.

On Monday, author E.L. James tweeted to her 300,000-plus followers, “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Less than an hour later, James announced that “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam will be the male lead. “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” she tweeted.

But fans of the steamy book have launched a petition to have the roles recast with their choices, Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer. “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,” the levelheaded petition on Change.org reads. “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 already pulled in more than 18,000 supporters.

Superimposing “WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING” over the faces of Bomer and Bledel is my favorite new inspirational poster idea.


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