The Ongoing Fifty Shades Furore

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The Fifty Shades of Grey movie, based on the bestselling erotic fiction book, was finally cast and will not include Alexis Bledel in the credits.  So far, not particularly news.

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However, there then sprang up an online petition at change.org, which has today reached over 82,000 votes for Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) and Matt Bomer to be cast in the lead parts of 21-year old graduate Anastasia Steele and millionaire mess-up, Christian Grey.

82,000 is the population of a small city!  Why the bizarre support for Alexis in this role?  It’s a little weird.  Comments on the petition page argue as much against the actual casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson.

With her birthday yesterday (many happy returns!), Alexis Bledel is now 32 and as youthful as she still and will probably always look, that’s 11 years older than Anastasia Steele’s 21 years, making me wonder if it’s been forgotten that Rory graduated six real-life years ago… out of sight, out of mind?

Would she have made a better Ana six years ago than now?  Are people really fantasizing about Rory having that steamy relationship?

Are there roles that you think could be perfect for Alexis?  Perhaps a re-make of Pippi Longstocking…  Or Lauren as Wonder Woman… hmm, now who’s fantasizing? :O)

Pic c/o the We want Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele on 50 Shades petition at change.org.

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

6 thoughts on “The Ongoing Fifty Shades Furore

  • September 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm
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    If the petition hadn’t had Alexis and Matt’s names attached to it, they would’ve had so many more signatures too. Matt and Alexis aren’t right for these roles and they don’t even want them, so it’s pointless. Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson are all wrong for these roles too though. I can see how they will be able to transform Charlie, but I still think he looks a smidge too old, and he is just another hot guy to me – he isn’t striking or makes me feel all giddy when I look at him. At least he is good looking though. They could’ve done a lot worse with him, like they did with Ana. It’s appalling!! Dakota Johnson? Really? She looks nothing like Ana is described in the books AT ALL. Dakota is too tall, has super small eyes, a boyish figure, mature and elongated facial features, and she isn’t even dainty and delicate. Ana is petite in stature, has huge eyes, dainty, has “assets”, and has very pretty and delicate features. Even with brown hair Dakota does not look at all like the Ana in the books, and a lot of Ana’s features are mentioned throughout the trilogy. Christian loves every bit of her physically. They really killed it (and not in a good way) by casting Dakota.

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  • September 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm
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    Matt and alexis are perfect for these roles exactly as described in the books. Matt is gorgeous and sexy and alexis is pretty and deicate,the perfect christian and ana.

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  • September 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm
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    you shoudve taken Ian to be Christian because he fits the description perfectly

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  • October 17, 2013 at 10:18 am
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    I think Matt and Alexis are perfect for the roles for Fifty Shades Gray Movie!!

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