This story had so much potential and the author blew it. I read all three books and was very disappointed. BDSM is not how she depicts it, I'm not saying that I'm speaking from personal experience or not, but I did enough research behind BDSM to know that the majority of those who do participate are not from a "scary" background like Christian Grey. I believe E. L. James wrote the story like that in order to sell more books, hence make more money. There was no need for this to be a trilogy. I am curious to see what they do with the movie . . . but I will wait until it's at the $2 movie theater to pay to see it.