Sex behind the scenes
It’s also about the fantasy of most middle-class, romance-reading women around the globe, who still imagine, in 2014, that it takes only the right woman to transform even the most callow single fellow into a dutiful, doting husband.
At least six studios and dozens of producers were interested, meeting with James and her agent in Los Angeles and London.
In 2012, Vintage published the trilogy, which clocked in at an astonishing 1,664 pages, but that was far from the moment when the author began her journey.
In 2009, James, who has two sons, a Westie, and a screenwriter husband, Niall, of 27 years (he has called himself the “least romantic fecker that ever lived” and admitted to buying her a can opener as a Christmas present), began experiencing what she has called a “midlife crisis, writ large.” During the day, she worked at her television job, as she says.
Vanessa Grigoriadis learns about their clash of visions, as well as the invisible force on the set: the fans. “No, it was amazing,” said Taylor-Johnson, adding that women shouldn’t listen to male doctors at hospitals who tell them to give birth in a certain way. “It’s like, ‘Screw off—it’s my body.’ ”On a recent weekday at A.
Few women in the world are more self-actualized than Erika Leonard, better known as E. James, the 51-year-old, dark-tressed British author who created a compendium of her sexual fantasies, called the book trilogy (yes, there will be not one, not two, but three movies, provided that the first, which opens in theaters on Valentine’s Day, isn’t a colossal misfire). She’s also futzed with her name of late, after falling in love with Aaron Johnson, the 24-year-old The two were married in 2012, and together they have two daughters, whom Aaron delivered on his own at their home in London. M., those young girls, plus Taylor-Johnson’s two daughters from her previous marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling, a near tween and a teenager, were climbing around her Hollywood Hills villa like macaques on a Hindu temple. “It was move the family to Los Angeles to finish or commute from London,” said Taylor-Johnson, a slender, self-possessed blonde who had dressed in sporty blue shorts and a white T-shirt in expectation of taking a hike.