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E L James and Universal Sue Over Fifty Shades of Grey Porn Films, Sex Toys

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

(Amazon)

Porn companies looking to capitalize on the buzz surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey should probably back off their erotic knock-offs.

Universal Studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against adult film company Smash Pictures for its hardcore Fifty Shades of Grey: a XXX Adaptation.

The skin flick allegedly lifts “exact dialogue, characters, events, story, and style from the Fifty Shades trilogy.”

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“The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize, or ridicule the originals. It is a rip-off, plain and simple,” reads the complaint.

Universal also claims Smash has two more related movies in the works, and that a subsidiary is selling a “play kit” of sex toys under the name “Fifty Shades of Pleasure.”

Fifty Shades author E L James, who shares the film rights to her trilogy of novels, is a co-plaintiff in the suit.

The novelist and Universal, which is adapting the first book into a mainstream movie, are seeking profits from the products, monetary damages and an injunction against further Smash sales.

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