Fifty Shades of Grey: Ridiculously expensive things used in the film

Fifty Shades of Grey: Ridiculously expensive things used in the film

You should know that the elements used in this movie were not cheap at all... But can you really guess the real price of Christian Grey's luxuries? Find out!

Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James that follows the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving BDSM. 

You should know then that Christian is a multimillionaire who lives surrounded by quite extravagant luxuries, and if you saw the movie you might wonder the price of several of the elements that were used.

It was real building in Seattle where a three-bedroom penthouse sold for $6.2 million in 2013

The penthouse

Christian Grey’s penthouse may have been a set, but his home base, Escala, is a real building in Seattle where a three-bedroom penthouse sold for $6.2 million in 2013, according to Zillow. Its windows do actually lord above the skyline.

The cocktails

If you’re going to drink a lot of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, you’re going to want Bacarrat crystal wine glasses (from $135 each) to drink it out of although, by the shape of some of the stemware, we think we spied a Riedel or two in a scene as well.

For bubbles, it’s all about the Bollinger. Christian keeps cocktails classic: a gin and tonic, either with Hendricks and cucumber or Bombay Sapphire and lime.

He buys Ana a red Audi A3 for her college graduation

The cars

Christian is all about Audi, with a fleet comprising S6, S7, and S8 sedans (from $75,500 to $114,900 and up) and a Q7 crossover SUV (from $48,300), plus tight-lipped livery drivers. But only he gets to drive the v10 R8 Spyder convertible (from $167,000). He even buys Ana a red Audi A3 ($29,990) for her college graduation, selling her vintage Volkswagen Beetle in the process, without asking, of course. 

Christian’s sex jeans are by a random Canadian “that Erika was very specific on the look of”

The sex

The body is by “jogging,” the underwear is by “commando,” and the condoms are by Trojan (a telltale glint of gold means Magnums, naturally; box of 26 $19.99). Christian’s sex jeans are by a random Canadian “that Erika was very specific on the look of”, according to Bridges.

Anto Beverly Hills sewed the custom shirts

The suits

Anto Beverly Hills sewed the custom shirts (from $300) and custom silk ties (from $185), including eight of that one grey tie. Shoes are the only thing Bridges hit Rodeo Drive to buy, as production timing didn’t allow custom work by cobblers; one pair is Prada (upwards of $1,500).

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