People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons — emotional disconnec
t, extramarital affairs and irreconcilable differences, to name a few. But one British woman has decided to leave her husband because of something much more specific: his refusal to recreate sex scenes from the S&M erotica, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
A 41-year-old British banker reportedly filed for divorce from her husband after he refused to play out sex scenes from the novel in their marital bedroom, The Sun reported.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” includes S&M, bondage and other kinky sexual activities. The British woman allegedly hoped the role play would rev up her husband’s lacking libido.
“The woman had been reading the book and wanted to spice up her love life,” the woman’s attorney, Amanda McAlister, told the Daily Mail. “She thought their sex life had hit a rut –- he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance. So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, ‘Let’s make things more interesting.’ But when he still didn’t take any notice she told him he had a boring attitude to sex and she was fed up.”
When her husband went “ballistic” and refused to participate in her “Fifty Shades” fantasy, she filed for divorce, according to the Daily Mail.
The “Fifty Shades” divorce case is currently going to the British High Court, according to the Mirror. The woman’s husband has reportedly admitted to “unreasonable behavior,” one of the five grounds for divorce under English law, so the split can be approved quickly.
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” written by E.L. James, tells the story of billionaire and S&M aficionado Christian Grey and inexperienced college student, Anastasia Steele. The smash-hit “mommy porn” series has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.