Did A Company Behind Disney Merch Partner With Fifty Shades Of Grey?


Gird your loins, ladies! Fifty Shades Of Grey clothing, hosiery and, yes, underwear, is on its its way.

TMZ spoke to CopCorp Licensing, who told them that no fewer than three separate clothing manufacturers have inked deals with author E.L. James to distribute clothing under the official Fifty Shades moniker. This follows the eyeshadow palette, fashion campaign, and a line of bespoke suits, so it’s no surprise even more themed merch is on its way.

Knits, tees, and hoodies will be offered by FREEZE Clothing, whose website touts Ed Hardy-esque wares and proudly proclaims availability at Las Vegas’ premiere erotic clothing outlets. So pretty fitting for a soft-core porn novel, right?

Briefly Stated will be in charge of the daywear, loungewear, and sleepwear (including underwear). According to what we’ve found online, their usual purview is along the lines of Batman briefs and Sponge Bob boxers. Still not a huge stretch for them to branch into another best-seller.

Here’s where it gets a little weird:

HYP, who will be producing hosiery, tights, and Fifty Shades garters is also behind juniors brands like Self Esteem, Mudd, and — wait for it — Disney. S&M-themed stockings from the same company behind Little Mermaid socks? Isn’t that just the slightest bit creepy?

To be fair, HYP also licenses Baby Phat hose, but we think a novel centered on whips, chains, and handcuffs might just be a teensy bit more scandalous next to their other labels.

[TMZ]

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