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While he purchases various items including cable ties, masking tape, and rope, Ana informs Christian that Kate would like some photographs to illustrate her article about him. Later, Kate urges Ana to call Christian and arrange a photo shoot with their photographer friend, José Rodriguez.
The next day José, Kate, and Ana arrive for the photo shoot at the Heathman Hotel, where Christian is staying.
It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM).
Originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand, publishing rights were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012.
Anastasia "Ana" Steele is a 21-year-old college senior attending Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington.
Her best friend is Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh, who writes for the college newspaper.
Ana goes outside to get some fresh air, and José attempts to kiss her, but he is stopped by Christian's arrival.