We really shouldn’t be surprised should we?
After the success of once-upon-a-time Twilight fan fiction 50 Shades of Grey, a One Direction fan has been given a six-figure advance to rework her erotic FanFic.
For those out of the loop, Fan Fiction is a term for stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator.
Anna Todd has been writing a steamy One Direction fanfiction for years. Titled After, it follows an undergrad called Tessa who falls for a punk version of Harry Styles. The story has been read over 800 million times on FanFic platforms.
“It really started when I was on Instagram one day, and I saw these little mini stories people were writing about Harry Styles, which was crazy to me,” Todd said recently in an interview, “Then one of the girls I had followed on Instagram put her story on Wattpad. I had no idea what that was, but I followed the link and it was this whole world of 1D fan fiction.”
According to sources, Todd’s story is currently being shopped around to movie studios. There has been no comment (and likely will never be) from One Direction or Harry Styles.
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