Stephenie Meyer: 50 Shades of Grey is “not my thing

Stephenie Meyer is finally speaking out about Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s the erotic novel that was heavily influenced by her own Twilight series. Inquiring minds want to know: Has she dived into Grey’s world of S&M?

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It feels like every wife and mother is obsessed with E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. The book, which is a New York Times bestseller, was inspired by the relationship between Twilight protagonists Edward and Bella.

Yet oddly enough, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has never dabbled in James’ world of “mommy porn.”

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The Twilight Saga and Fifty Shades of Grey represent two extremes of the same spectrum. Both feature young, naive women overwhelmed by an older, more experienced man.

The big difference is Twilight’s Edward wants to preserve Bella’s virginity until marriage, while Grey’s Christian happily pulls Anastasia into a world of bondage and dominance.

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Due to its erotic nature, Fifty Shades of Grey is considered Twilight for grown ups. But how does Stephenie Meyer feel about the comparison?

“I haven’t read it. I mean, that’s really not my genre, not my thing,” she said lightly. “I’ve heard about it; I haven’t really gotten into it that much. Good on her — she’s doing well. That’s great!”

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As for the Bella and Edward, Anastasia and Christian similarities?

“It might not exist in the exact form that it’s in,” Meyer said. “Obviously, [James] had a story in her, and so it would’ve come out in some other way.”

We think there’s enough room for both series to coexist.

What do you think? Are you more Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?

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