No matter what you think, the casting of Charlie Hunnam of Christian Grey was a good idea. Here's how I know. Up until it was announced that he was cast I had no desire to read these books or see this movie. At all.
Then it was announced Charlie got the role.
I love Sons of Anarchy so much. Charlie's Jax Teller is awesome and dangerous and sexy as hell. He is the main reason I love that show.
So, I decided to read the first book. I am now on the third one. They aren't bad and there is certainly something about them because I can't stop reading them and neither can most women I know.
The funny thing is that some people think they are superior to me because they read "adult" books and I read YA and MG books. I used to feel I was above reading Fifty Shades, but I can tell you now, I am not.
And as I read the book and the descriptions of Christian and the looks he gives Anastasia I realized that Charlie will be the perfect Christian. It was genius casting.