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Thousands of Fifty Shades of Grey fans are throwing shade at the two leads cast to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

The book’s author, E.L. James, announced yesterday that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunman would take the key parts, news that almost immediately led to the creation of a Change.org petition.

Who do some think would be better as Ana and Christian? The title of the petition says it all: “We want Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele: We want Matt and Alexis on 50 Shades.” As of publishing, the petition had 8,600 supporters with signers hoping to rally more fans via Twitter with #TeamFiftyWeWantMattAndAlexis. That’s 30 characters, in case you were wondering.

As for the Ana and Christian fans think should have been: Matt, who’s two years older than Charlie, stars in the USA Network show White Collar and also shared his studly moves (though not quite the type Christian’s known for) in the hot man parade known as Magic Mike. (Interested in Matts thoughts on the petition? Weve got the scoop.)

As for 31-year-old Alexis, she tends to trend wholesome with notable roles in Gilmore Girls and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; however, Alexis’s brief appearance on Mad Men as a philandering wife seems to suggest a darker shade to her traditionally vanilla roles. Or at least that’s what the fans over at Change.org would like people to think.

Despite the online uproar, however, E.L. and the movie’s producers are sticking by their choices. Smart move or should they cut their losses now?

Source: Uproxx