A Glimpse of Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey
Picture using image-composite technology. But instead of using it for police purposes to track down a criminal, it is instead to titillate and engage millions of lust-crazed fans of the bestselling erotica phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey (you can read my review of 50 Shades of Grey here). How? By creating your very own image of 27-year-old troubled multi-millionaire playboy and pain aficionado Christian Grey, that’s how.
Which is exactly what Dr. Faye Skelton from the University of Lancashire has done, by asking a sample of women who have read the book to describe Grey, then creating a composite. The result:
I don’t know. I think the nose is too long, or the eyes are too high and small, or something – he has a decidedly “Duuuuh” look to me. And if one is going to become a multi-millionaire with both private jet AND private helicopter by age 27, one must have one’s wits about them, no?
Meanwhile, the celebrity gossip world is abuzz about who will play Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, with guesses ranging from the sublime (Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine) to the ridiculous (Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman).
The novel is now the fastest selling paperback of all-time, even beating out Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.