Los Angeles, California — E.L. James has announced she is working on a new series of books to go along with her monumentally popular series, “50 Shades of Grey.” James has said her new book entitled, “50 Shades of Gary,” will follow the sexual exploits of a middle-aged, overweight man named Gary.
“50 Shades of Grey was tremendously popular,” said James. “But I just felt like there was a story to be told about a man, who instead of being irresistibly attractive, is just trying to make his way in the world. Gary will be that man.”
James said the story will have the same general structure of the original 50 Shades of Grey: A female protagonist who has a burning sexual curiosity. However, instead of being in a thrilling sexual relationship with a wealthy entrepreneur, she will have to deal with Gary, a 250 pound maintenance man, who will work in the main character’s building.
“Most of her sexual exploits with Gary will end in disappointment,” said James. “Gary won’t be some dark and mysterious man. He’s just a regular guy, who wears his heart on his sleeve, and is just really excited that there’s a girl who wants to sleep with him.”
James further explained that novel will focus on internal struggles occurring within the female lead like “why am I so attracted to a man that always smells like cheese?” “maybe I should see a therapist,” and “I’ve never heard of a sexual fantasy involving uncooked beef.”
We asked James why she decided to write a novel that is such an incredible aberration from her original work, and she replied, that she wanted to “explore a deeply, deeply flawed character. Someone that makes you think that you might throw up in your mouth a little bit. But at the end of the day, the heart wants what the heart wants, and that’s a story worth telling.”