Is Mr Grey's Seattle condo worth getting excited about?
Fifty Shades of Grey set off a Twitter row last night regarding the cost of housing in the US.
The book and movie series, which is set in Seattle, sees the lead character Anastasia Steele offered a room in the rich and mysterious Christian Grey’s penthouse apartment in exchange for regular S&M sex.
The real Seattle condo that is thought to have inspired the fictional one reportedly sold for $8million in 2016.
The New York-based author Jennifer Wright triggered the discussion by claiming that Anastasia’s excitement about the condo is “unrealistic”.
She said: “I’m sorry — I’m just not going to do sex stuff I actively dislike in return for a two bedroom in a city mostly famous for Frasier Crane.”
Seattle-based Blogger Geraldine DeRuiter then joined the conversation, detailing the difficulties she and her partner experienced securing their first home in the city.
After several others from across other expensive cities chimed in, DeReuiter wrote: “I think the point that we can all agree on is that we’re not gonna judge someone for doing sex stuff in exchange for a break on their rent.”
Wright admitted she had learnt a lot about the Seattle housing market from the discussion.
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