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Not every theme party has a live soundtrack to go with it. But at E! Fashion Police and Nylon magazine’s kickoff to New York Fashion Week — which had a Fifty Shades of Grey theme in honor of the movie hitting theaters this weekend — singer Skylar Grey performed the song she wrote for the film live at PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown Hotel.
But the petite blonde admitted she’s only read one of the books in the cult series, and it’s “not necessarily my style of book.” “I read it because I got asked to write a song for the movie, so I tried to get into more of the emotional side of the characters than the sexual side,” explained Grey.
Not that the S&M bothered the singer: “I edited porn for a while, so nothing phases me,” she said. “It’s hard for me to get turned on. Like, a lot of my friends were so turned on by the book. It’s hard for me to get super turned on unless I’m invested in the character. I’m into really deep character pieces. It wasn’t really my style of book, but as I read it, I was very entertained. It surprised me. I ended up getting a little turned on. I’m excited to see the movie; I want to see what the actors did with the actual characters and see how far they took it.”
She did relate in one way: “My last name is Grey, so it was Grey and Grey, and my last boyfriend’s name was Christian, so when I was trying to get into the characters, it was really easy for me to imagine this really sexy guy named Christian coming into my life and falling in love with him.” As for Grey’s own sex life: “I think I’m pretty vanilla.”
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