Come on, that’s what it really is. Sex. Mommy porn, they call it. Whatever. The Fifty Shades of Grey series is hot right now. And like all hot works of fiction, Hollywood has scooped up the rights. You can read Bruce Kirkland’s take here.
I won’t judge the quality of writing until I actually read one. But if and when Hollywood gets around to making the movie version, you know it’s not going to be as good as the novel. Movies never are. And it’s just more proof that novels are more powerful. There are more books turned into movies than movies turned into books. It does happen from time to time, though. For example, there are Star Trek novels. So there’s a case of the TV show/movie coming first. But it doesn’t happen that often.