The sex scenes in the 50 Shades of Grey book series weren’t painted in muted tones. The movie, though, may prove less vibrant.
In a recent Guardian interview, Jamie Dornan — the actor playing businessman Christian Grey, whose favorite accessory is a tie in both the board and bedroom — admitted the film will steer clear of “gratuitous” and “graphic” sex scenes “to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out.”
There also won’t be any full-frontal male nudity, he added: “There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… yeah, my todger.”
The “mommy porn” book trilogy, which sold 70 million copies in the nine months after its March 2012 release in the U.S., owes a fair amount of its success to its sexually explicit and suggestive scenes. But Dornan was quick to remind his future audience that the movie will be different.
“Look, the film is not the book,” he said. “It’s an adaptation, and Sam Taylor-Johnson is an artist as well as an award-winning film director. Look at her track record. And look at the film studios behind it. Universal. Focus. All I can say is, wait until you see it before passing judgment.”