This is based on the eponymous bestseller of by British writer E.L.. James, published in 2011. Fifty shades of black is not the first collaboration between Tiddes and Wayans. Wayans played the main role in Tiddes’ parody of ghost movie (2013) and ghost movie 2 (2014). Ghost movie took especially movies like paranormal activity and other found footage horror movies to poke fun at.
The actress of Hannah, Kali, made guest appearances in various episodes of the series Psych and new girl, as well as roles in the feature films bride alarm and man trip. Wayans is known for his roles in the comedies of scary movie and scary movie 2, White Chicks. But Wayans showed also his acting talent in socially critical movies such as in Requiem for a dream. There, he played a drug addict alongside Jared and Jennifer.