Twitter reckons EL James has got some ‘splainin’ to do.
Tweeting types were rubbing their hands together with glee when it was announced that the author of execrable erotic novel-turned-film 50 Shades of Grey would participate in a Twitter Q&A with fans.
Her PR team should have told EL James, 51, that this was a terrible, very bad, no good idea.
But they did not, and the resulting questions – about ideas around consent, domestic abuse, racism, homophobia and James’ literacy skills – may prove difficult to answer.
James is the author of the 50 Shades trilogy, which have sold an insane 70 million copies worldwide. The film version stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan and despite poor reviews is the fourth-highest grossing film of 2015 so far.
#AskELJames Is it liberating or restricting having the writing age of a twelve year old slash fiction author?
— Matt Richardson (@MattRichardson3) June 29, 2015