Universal Studios goes legal over porn version of Fifty Shades

Posted: November 30, 2012

Universal Studios has filed a copyright lawsuit against adult film producers Smash Pictures over the porn film Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation. Universal Studios claim that Smash Pictures have directly lifted dialogue, characters, events, story and style, stating: “The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize, or ridicule the originals.”

 

Universal Studios acquired the film rights for the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy for a reported £3.1m earlier this year and its lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, an injunction and it aims to recoup any profit from sales.

 

The Smash Pictures’ film features Ryan Driller as Christian Grey and Allie Haze as Anastasia and it was directed by Jim Powers.

 

The promotional text on the box reads: “When an inexperienced college student, Anastasia Steele, meets an extremely wealthy and handsome young business tycoon, Christian Grey, a whirlwind romance encompassing the kinkiest of pleasures soon ensues. Christian takes the inexperienced virgin Anastasia into a world BDSM roll playing. Anastasia is completely swept up and scared as she has never experienced anything like this. She spent her last four years reading English literature while living vicariously through her outgoing roommate Kate. What made her charming prince like this? Was it the training in masochism he received at the hands of an older woman Mrs Robinson? How many shades of the object of her love must she push through to find true love? Based upon the best selling series of books that has swept the world and coined the new term “mommy porn”, Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation puts the kinky fantasies that you only imagined into vivid color.”

 

At the time of writing Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation was ranked 6,543 in Amazon.com’s Movies & TV section.

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