Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel written by author E.L. James. The controversial book, a New York Times best-seller, follows a literary student, Anastasia Steele, and her relationship with a young entrepreneur, Christian Grey. Ana is an innocent young woman who quickly learns about Christian’s secret fetishes. Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in the popular Fifty Shades trilogy. The other novels in the trilogy are titled Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. The first book was made into a movie in 2015 and starred Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.