E.L. James, what is that I don’t even.
Mummy porn writer EL James has threatened a housewife with legal action for throwing saucy Fifty Shades of Grey parties.
Tina Winters, 45, wanted to pass on tips and sell lingerie but lawyers told her to stop using the novel as a theme.
This is the best part, though:
EL James’ agent Valerie Hoskins said the legal letter was not personal, adding: “You can’t just hijack something someone else owns.”
This agent is representing an author who made a fortune from writing modified fanfic. She wrote a crappy book series that owes its commercial success to another crappy book series which owes its viability to the popularity of fantasy elements which have been evolving in the public imagination since Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.
This is an author who is standing on the shoulders of a bigger person who in turn stands on the shoulders of multiple giants. Robin McKinley did a better job with sympathetic vampires than Stephenie Meyer, and you don’t need to scratch very deep into the erotic fiction community to find writers who do a better job with kinky sex than E.L. James.
Yet she feels so incredibly threatened by a woman in Coventry selling lingerie.