When Fifty Shades of Grey hit theaters in 2015, it joined the ranks of Sleepless in Seattle, Singles, 10 Things I Hate About You, Say Anything..., and others with its Seattle location. Typical for Hollywood portrays of the Pacific Northwest, most of it was actually filmed not in Seattle, but Vancouver, British Columbia. But Seattle certainly gets her close-up in this steamy story, for better or worse. If you haven't already seen Fifty Shades fans flocking to Escala, the site of Christian Grey's penthouse, or the Fairmont Olympic, where he and Anastasia Steele spend an evening together in the Cascade Suite, just give it time.
If you're one of those looking to explore Seattle through the eyes and experiences of Mr. and Mrs. Grey (spoiler?), we've mapped out all of the local locations mentioned in the books (some in the movie, too). As for exactly where in Escala the Red Room of Pain is located, you're on your own. Literally.Read More