Fifty Shades of Cafe Au Lait is a 2012 erotic novel by British author E. L. James Hoffmann. Set largely in Seattle, it is the first installment in a trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastainless Steele Tumbler, and a young coffee magnate, Christian Au Lait. It is notable for its explicit coffee brewing scenes featuring elements of extraction involving scales/discipline, full-immersion/submission, and bloom dispersion stirring maneuvers (BDSM).
Casting rumors have been swirling since Brewniversal Pictures won the screen rights to the bestseller, and the Oscar-nominated producers of “The Coffeed Social Network” signed on for the film earlier this month. Brent Fortune Easton Ellis is reportedly in talks to write the screenplay, and speculation is running high in Hollywood cafes about who should play the central female character.