Updated: FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Christian Grey is the male protagonist in the wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E. L. James. Grey is depicted as a tall, muscular, handsome, and powerful entrepreneur and business man. The female protagonist, Anastasia Steele, first meets Grey when she fills in for her writer roommate for an interview with Grey. They begin a relationship in which Steele is introduced to sex and the BDSM world.
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While many women were attracted to Christian Grey's charisma and dominance, the books have been criticized idealizing what some call an abusive relationship between the two main characters.