BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The sex-capades of the "Fifty Shades" trilogy have become a pop culture favorite among adults, but Channel 9's Steve Barrett found out Brevard County libraries won't let you read one page of it.
The trilogy sits atop the New York Times Best Seller List, the three books taking the Top 3 spots.
The three, however, have been pulled from Brevard libraries because of their very erotic content that highlights tales of bondage and sexual manipulation.
The ban irks some regular patrons, like Jaye Wright.
“I mean, I think people should have a right to read anything they want to read,” Wright said. “You could put a warning on it or something, but I don't think they should pull it off the shelves.”
In the libraries, there are books with erotic content, like the Kama Sutra, but library leaders credit them with having literary value.
There is no literary acclaim for the “Fifty Shades” series, although the county did buy and shelve 50 copies before realizing the strong sexual content.
“I think they should ship them up north, where they're more open-minded,” said patron Linda Burrell. “I mean, they should have screened the book first before they put it in the library here.
Orange County does not shelve the books either, but their librarians never bought the books to begin with.
Library officials were not available to comment Friday but have said publicaly they did not receive any complaints about the books before deciding to pull them from the shelves.