‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Won’t Include Infamous Tampon Scene

50 Shades of Grey

One of the most talked about scenes from E.L. James’ bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” — involving Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele and a tampon — won’t be featured in the film version.

“It didn’t make it into the movie,” says director Sam Taylor-Johnson, in an interview with Variety. “It was never even discussed.” The scene is a memorable moment between Christian (played by Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) on the page. Over the summer, MTV asked: “Should ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Include The Book’s Grossest Sex Scene?”

The producers decided if it was best if it didn’t. “The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience,” says producer Michael De Luca. “A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that. It’s a completely different medium.”

One of the challenges in bringing “Fifty Shades” to the bigscreen, as detailed in this week’s Variety cover story featuring Dornan, was figuring out how much of the book’s sex would make it into the film. An early draft of the script, by Kelly Marcel, was toned down through rewrites to make “Fifty Shades” less racy, so that it would secure an R (and not a NC-17) rating, Variety learned.

“It’s say it’s pretty 50/50,” says Taylor-Johnson, when described the sex vs. non-sex split in the film. “I think the sex scenes are integral to the story. They are not gratuitous. It tracks the story.”

De Luca says the most intense onscreen sex between Christian and Ana is their last encounter from the first book. “The scene that we talked about a lot is the final scene, where Ana asks him to do the worst he can do to show her how bad it’s going to get,” De Luca says. “It’s the closest Christian comes in the first book to being his full dominant self. Jamie’s performance in that scene is a miracle. He really gets carried away in the moment.”

Author E.L. James, who was a producer on the Focus Features release, approves of the adaptation, even if some of the content had to be toned down. “‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is first and foremost a romantic love story, and the sex is only part of that,” James tells Variety. “People who haven’t read the books might be surprised that there isn’t more sex on the screen, but that’s because they’ve gone by media reports of ‘Fifty Shades,’ which have tended to err on the side of the sensational. I’m pretty sure the millions of fans who have the read the trilogy will think there is enough sex.”

“Fifty Shades” opens on Feb. 13. For more about the movie, read Variety’s cover story here.

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  1. As far as not including the tampon scene, thank you 50!

  2. 1. Ana did not ask Christian to “show her” so that she could see “how bad it can get.” She asked him to show her so that she could “understand” [him] and why he needed to punish her. [He was punishing his mother for abandoning him and for being neglectful by allowing her pimp to physically abuse him.]
    2. I don’t think Jamie “got carried away in the moment.” I think he was acting … playing out his character’s demons. I believe that’s what acting is. Why would James refer to that as “a miracle?”

  3. liza9113 says:

    You know, I feel like the tampon scene was kind of a step towards something more personal between the two.

  4. Amber says:

    First and foremost let me say that I have never read any of the books and was curious to go see the movie especially with all the hype. IT WAS AWESOME! I myself am comfortable with my sexuality and love sex and romance. This movie is great for couples who want to get their sex life back on track! For people posting negative comments yall are probably very religious and dont know who you are and are not comfortable with your sexuality. And by no means am I for abuse or manipulation but people are judging the movie before actually seeing it. So go check it out and then comment! Great job Universal and E.L. James! LOVE IT! GOING TO GO SEE IT AGAIN!

    • Cas says:

      Haha. Nope. I’m an atheist and super kinky. I read loads of smut (mostly m/m, to be honest) and probably do things you’d raise a brow at. But, I also am very aware of what BDSM is and is not. And 50SoG does NOT show BDSM. In practice, BDSM is about informed consent, communication, respecting boundaries, safety and respect. 50 Shades is abuse, plain and simple. No aftercare, no allowing the sub to be the one setting boundaries (in BDSM, the SUB has the power, not the Dom. They make the rules, they agree to the scene and if they safeword out, it stops). The fact that folks who’ve been in this subculture for years (and know about how scary, dangerous and not okay a bad/abusive Dom is) are speaking out and are horrified? Well, that matters to me. I think they know their stuff.

      As someone who was in an emotionally abusive relationship, I can say that much of what Grey does is abuse. Textbook emotional abuse. And no, it doesn’t matter that he was abused himself. Being abused doesn’t make abusing others okay.

      I’m ALL for kink. My Kindle docs would make my mother blanch, I’m pretty sure. BUT I’m not about romanticizing abuse OR hiding it under the guise of “kink”. It’s dangerous and upsetting. Abuse and rape victims are triggered by this content and, personally, it makes me want to cry or be sick to see Grey held up as some dream man. My ex wasn’t even half as bad and the scars he left? Still there 9 years later, still enough to make me shake and want to cry when a man raises his voice. Yeah, tell me again how I’m anti because I’m a religious prude?

      PS: If you want some good kinky, free fic check out Archive of Our Own online. There are better BDSM fics with no abuse and real, safe practices being shown. Fanfic is pretty amazing (and it’s what 50 Shades started as before they filed the number off).

    • liza9113 says:

      I loved the movie so much, I would go wait it again too!!

      • Susan Montague says:

        The movie is on my ROKU system. I’ve watched it many times. The acting is outstanding in my opinion, even the parts where I felt one or the other actor was a bit “shy or unseasoned” …not because of content but because the actor is new to acting. There is honesty and spot on interpretation in both of the main characters in my opinion, but who am I? I was completely impressed. I’ve watched the movie repeatedly and I love the way both Jamie and Dakota performed. I eagerly await the 2nd and 3rd movies to see how the two actors develop the characters further. I would like to adopt Jamie Dornan but I suppose that’s not possible.

    • I disagree Amber. My husband and I have a GREAT sex life. We are very comfortable in our sexuality and in fact I even worked in the sex industry 28 years ago before I met my husband. But since I committed myself to God, my life changed for the better. We don’t need porn or the movie to spice things up. All we need is the Bible as our teacher. We both have no intention on seeing the movie.

  5. Icarus says:

    What a waste of data bits. Let’s leave the bedroom IN the bedroom. Who writes garbage like this? Now we know where the Hollywood pervs get their ideas from. Where are we, BC ROME ? After all, thanks to the left we now have an EMPEROR.

  6. I can understand how the tampon scene would seem like a big deal to people who have never been in a long-term adult relationship (e.g. people under the age of 16), or are fundamentalist adherents of Abrahamic religions. For the rest of us occupying adult secular society, it is a pretty normal situation we’ve learned how to deal with.

  7. dant71 says:

    oh the fat middle aged housewife who wrote this story on a new moon movie fan page feels the script is good, what a relief

  8. Richard says:

    ..to keep the save your morality censors happy and to be a little better than a professionally acted porn flick, they had to have some limits…you’ll see lots of leather n lace, riding crops, lots of simulated sex and lots of BDSM but probably little else.

  9. Chris says:

    A film, based on a book, based on a fanfiction of twilight. What a world we live in where such crap can end up on the big screen,

  10. mark says:

    there is no ‘romance’ to this story, it is simply about debasing and humiliation. don’t find anything sexy about abusing a woman, but hey if that is what they want then stop crying rape

  11. AH good job. I mean if you are gonna do a movie that glorifies sexual abuse the tampon scene was of course too much. I mean with the non consent and emotional manipulation.

  12. Aria says:

    This was such a horrible book, I can’t believe they actually made this trash into a movie. From a literary standpoint it’s just laughable, it’s so bad.

  13. zyggie says:

    Thank you hexxuss. Your comment on this blog was well stated.

  14. hexxuss says:

    I went through the effort to read the first book before forming an opinion, then found out there were 2 more. I’ll be honest, didn’t remember this scene at all. I MIGHT have 1/2 skimmed the sex scenes in the book… and I DO remember wanting to slap Ana, MULTIPLE times, throughout reading it. I reminded myself that she was young. That being said, the next 2 books weren’t as bad quite frankly & I wasn’t muttering “you dumba**” nearly a much. I’m curious to see the movie, and probably will – mostly because I want to see how well (or poorly) it translates from the book itself. I have zero opinions on the actors in it either. In this one particular instance, for this scene (went & read it again & now I know why I blocked it mentally), I’m rather glad that it’s not included. I see other posts so spare me the feminist dribble about how all women get them & should embrace them blah blah. No. Blood is gross. I don’t even want to see my OWN, let ALONE someone elses!! Just NO…

    • Helen says:

      i agree the first book was so awful. I wanted to slap her as well. There was nothing empowering at all about her. She was clueless and let herself be taken in by the money and his good looks. I also despised every thing about him. I hate control freaks. I had to push my way to finish the books cringing all the way. I could not read the next books. And it had nothing to do with the sex or the BDSM. It was the stalker, psychopathic, control freak pretending it was romance or love that killed it. Stupid premise. I read an interview with Dakota where she said Ana was empowered to explore her sexuality. In reality she was only empowered to explore his. Why do these sad women not realize that. Ugh. Will not promote this garbage.

  15. JMM says:

    Perhaps if you view it in more of a “musical theater” context. Instead of song and dance numbers moving the story forward, you have sex scenes? Would that be more accurate?

  16. The Effect says:

    This stuff is such crud. Kinky sex is kinky sex, and if people want to go there, then whatever. No judgement on the sex part.

    But then there comes a point where pandering crap is just pandering crap. These books are a low standard by every imaginable way. This isn’t a love story. It barely is even a story. The most terribly written manuscripts, most painfully one-note characters, most ridiculous premises, weakest plot, and the dumbest origins. The Twilight fanfiction it started as was a more respectable position than being a published book. The fact that this started as a Twilight fanfiction is the lowest point of Twilight’s existence. This is literally the worst thing to come into existence.

    As a movie, the only thing that can be said for it is that it will probably disillusion more people from it. Of course it’ll have its fans; good for them. But it being dumbed down probably means that a considerable number of people who may check out the books will be running from a sequel, puke buckets in hand. Unless this thing is made of better-polished crap trying to pass for gold than its source non-material, it probably won’t serve anything good up for the franchise. If it can be called that…

  17. First of all, in no way is this a love story. No self respecting woman could possibly like the book, let alone attend the movie.

  18. Lisa a says:

    I’ll keep my 50 bucks of green.

  19. Bill Wilson says:

    Sound like it’s going to just be more unwatchable junk.

  20. zyggie says:

    I agree. The book was soft porn and not that interesting to me. Sex was overdone and the movie’s casting was very odd to me. I have no plans on watching it or buying it when it comes on on dvd.
    Brokeback Mountain would not have been an eye opener if it had been a man and woman and if it did not have two major stars in the leads.

  21. mj says:

    I’m not sure what it says that I don’t even remember this scene from the book.

    Just purely from a “good reads” perspective, I had a difficult time getting through FSoG. In fact it was pretty poorly written. Without the BDSM factor, it probably would have sunk without a whimper. I’m not much on gimmicks. I want to read something that stands on it’s own without the hoopla of touching a subject most of the American readership thinks is taboo.

    As I once asked a friend, would you think Brokeback Mountain was a good film if the two lead characters were a man and woman? My friend looked puzzled, thought about it for a moment and said not really. Same with FSoG. So many every day elements that could have easily been researched are just so ridiculous, it’s difficult to to stick with the story.

    I’ll be curious to see how it does. I won’t be seeing it because I did read enough to be able to say the casting is silly, the book was silly and I expect the film will be…cautiously silly. After all it got an R rating. Which tells me we aren’t going where we need to go if we want to do a film about this lifestyle.

  22. laura says:

    I struggled through 2-1/2 books before I finally realized we’re not going anywhere with this. The 1st book intrigued me with a storyline that seemed to be current, relevant and possibly seeking deeper meaning into relationships with an open mind. I disregarded my cringes at the enumerable references to Anatasia “looking up at Christian through her long, dark eyelashes”. Yech, I think I was writing at that level when I was 10, and I no longer consider my self a writer. I might see the movie just to see how this is portrayed (or not) or maybe just to see a little “mommie porn” as a friend calls it.

  23. Erin says:

    It’s a fictional movie, guys. Certain people around the world enjoy movies that they can escape real life from for a few mere hours and if that means a movie of this genre then so be it. You don’t need to break down every little thing and turn it into an argument. If this movie isn’t something you’re interested in then don’t see it, yeah? It’s that simple, but don’t criticize others for wanting to see it. We all have different tastes. You might be surprised and enjoy it.

  24. Ron says:

    Some women are, with all their support groups ( and Dove commercials) telling them they are perfect, just the way they are, pretty disgusting and should be looking for ways to repair themselves.Ditto for many of us in the male population. However, for all the ‘Mother Earth’ crap going around about ‘womanhood’, why are they the larger audience for slasher/killer films, focusing on the torture of women likely, and bull**** like this potboiler.

    Grow a pair!

  25. The Bull says:

    I remember the 1994 film Exit To Eden which purported to show a dominant mistress in the BDSM lifestyle that KILLED poor Dana Delaney’s career for a decade afterwards. They promised us sophisticated sex scenes and what we got was Rosie O’Donnell in a corset. This has the same smell of the bomb on it. Men will not go and see this when they can watch real porn, and the (older) woman who’d want to see it probably won’t find a guy who wants to take them. I would not want to be the actors in this one, you can smell the stench a mile away.

  26. zyggie says:

    As I said in an earlier post, people will justify anything.

    This movie is just soft porn and not something I would want to see. As for the book, a lot was printed but it’s the viewer or reader to choose to watch or get the book.

  27. Snootiegirl says:

    A friend of mine who is a librarian said she read the first FSoG book when the patrons started reserving it frequently. She said she gave the author credit for finding a new flavor for the Beauty and the Beast story. I myself was amazed at first reading how much it reminded me of the Twilight book. And this was before I found out that FSoG started out as Twilight fanfiction.

    I am not here to bash fanfiction AT ALL. I have read some amazing pieces of fan work published on the web for free. I think it’s an amazing crucible for a variety of positive and transformative experiences.

    My biggest complaint about these books is how the BDSM, and sex in general actually, is used not as the vehicle for the themes but for shock value. It’s shocking that people enjoy different types of sexuality. It’s shocking how these tastes are always a reflection of emotional problems. And mostly it’s shocking how these lifestyles seek to ‘corrupt’ more vanilla tastes.

    This story equates ‘normal’ to inexperience. It equates sexual predators to practitioners of BDSM. And it equates submission with powerlessness. All of these are patently narrow views of human beings and human sexuality.

    This story seeks to say that finding love will ‘cure’ someone of these alternate sexual proclivities. If only Christian had met his lady love earlier in life. But Christian has bigger problems than his play room. He’s a child in a man’s body with outrageous wealth and very little morality. The BDSM could have been a wonderful way for him to explore his other issues and try to regain some balance and peace. But alas, his education in dominance and submission came at the hands of a pedophile. It’s no wonder he mishandles his relationships with other women.

    And, finally, the shock value of the story is used as an excuse for poor writing and editing. No content deserves short shrift on either of these.

    • PegasusOrgans says:

      @Snootiegirl Your summation is perfect and to the point. I think you grasp the reality of FSoG and have a knack for critique. +10000

  28. thatpie says:

    yaay cash in on whats popular for menopausal women

    men watching porn is disgusting they say but when a movie is made for randy women that’s just art. give me a break.

  29. bijinius says:

    “I think the sex scenes are integral to the story. They are not gratuitous. It tracks the story.” WHAT ####ING STORY?! come on, people, PLEASE – the fantastic and fantastically ridiculous success of those pulp romance books doesn’t mean that it deserves a damn movie – the books were popular for one thing, and one thing only: the gratuitous sex. if you want to see sex in a motion picture, buy a porno.

  30. Jeff M says:

    As an American I am not suprised an American studio would remove the tampon scene at all. I’ve seen 3 tampon/period scenes in movies one in Catherine Breillat’s Anatomy of Hell and another in Daisuke Yamanouchi’s Mu Zan E which I know would make American audiences run for the hills.I am a male extreme horror fan and even our horror films don’t go there. Anatomy of Hell is not a horror film it’s a French Drama and Mu Zan E is a Japanese extreme horror/exploitation movie. It’s a simple fact that Americans would rather see a woman shot with a shotgun shoved in her vagina than a natural body function like blood from a period being shown on a tampon.

  31. zyggie says:

    50 shades of grey is soft porn. This movie and book glorifies abuse and calls it sexual freedom. That’s why some men & women believe because you can perform the act it should be acceptable. consenting adults is a scapegoat phrase which is used too much for too many sick things. If someone wants to be treated in a degrading manner let them, BUT, that does not mean it is healthy.

    People will always find a way to accept the unacceptable. It’s just getting started. This world is slowly destroying itself. You don’t have to be self-righteous to see that something is going terribly wrong in our society today. Sex, violence and excuses are the norm for the abnormal.

  32. BrookeAnna says:

    I think I am OK with less sex in the movie then the Book, i Think it would be awkward anywasy if there was that much sex, Everyone is questioning E.L James about the pick of the characters but if anyone has a Picture on who Christian And Ana would be, it would be her, I think this will be bigger then Twilight an Titanic, just my Opinion though. The Love story in this movie an Book is just amazing an Every girls Fantasy, to have someone love you an Protect and takes care of you the way he does with her, an her to break him down and trust in someone like he’s never had before, its a wonderful story an I can not wait to see it !

    • Jae says:

      I don’t know if that’s every girl’s fantasy, but I can tell you, this woman has no fantasies regarding someone to love or protect or take care of her. I don’t need anyone to do those things; I can do them myself.

    • The Effect says:

      Calling this better than Titanic is a crime against humanity. Calling it better than Twilight is outright laughable. And that, in and of itself, is at least a crime against entertainment.

      • John Lazzaro says:

        Unless they think it’s be as favorible to reviewers like Titantic or make a billion dollars like Titanic. Not really into the subject of the movie but w/e wouldn’t see it anyway.

    • Hali Halo says:

      Definitely not every girls fantasy. The book is about control of someone in both sexual and non-sexual ways. He’s very disturbed and she’s very naive and it’s the worst combination ever. Don’t romanticise stalking and control. That’s NOT love and it NEVER turns to love.

    • anali arias says:

      I completely agree with you, and I can not wait to see the movie anxiety is killing me ..!

    • blip says:

      It’s not “every girl’s fantasy” to be stalked and controlled by a power-hungry, selfish, borderline psychopath. That’s not “protection,” honey, and it’s certainly not “love.” E.L. James has managed to define– in the world’s worst prose– the very ideal of an unhealthy relationship. Here’s hoping your sad delusions don’t end up getting you hurt.

  33. Anyone who says this movie is “art” is a blithering idiot. The women who approve of this story are lonely spinsters who will ultimately die alone because they are so mentally jacked from whatever crap happened in their past. This is NOT “art for the modern age”. It’s garbage to pander to the idiots and jack-holes who grew up learning to read from Hooked on Phonics.

  34. isla989 says:

    I can only say I’m utterly mystified that this D grade claptrap has sold over 100 million copies – I grew up reading Wuthering Heights, or Love In The Time of Cholera, so when I decided to see what the heck the big deal was and picked up a copy of FSOG in a bookstore, imagine my surprise to find it was a study in excremental, lousy utterly laughable writing and plot nonsense – the simple fact that this is what the Western world calls ‘literature’ is the ultimate proof that our texting, social networking society has truly hit rock bottom in terms of creative fiction – this garbage makes The Seven Minutes look like Hamlet by comparison – pornography disguised with a veneer of a major publishing house – I feel embarrassed every time I see a copy of this dreck..

    • Snootiegirl says:

      I got to the point where I was skipping the sex scenes to get to any little tidbit of olot. Then I realized it was really not worth my effort.

  35. Michael Anthony says:

    There’s only one reason that scene was cut and that reason was money. Of course the author approved. The studios who wanted the movie insisted on an “R” film. NC17 means a loss of revenue and its the kiss if death for a film. It even scares away some people who want to see the film, but wouldn’t, if it was NC17/ They couldn’t be caught going to see an “adult” film.

    James made it a point in every interview that she retained a lot if control. She insisted, otherwise, she wouldn’t sign the book over. But, she had no control over rating and its the height of hypocrisy for her to give excuses why this scene isn’t in it.

    I did have to laugh at a comment below who wished they had made this “R” version, but also an NC17 for art houses and independent theatres. I laughed since art houses would never show this trash abd independents need to make money.

  36. Sadly they (the film makers) did not decide to do 2 versions of this film – an “R” rated version for the main-stream release and a “NR” or “NC-17” for the “Art House” / Independent theatres. Just hoping there will be a “Director’s Cut” for the DVD release!

    • blip says:

      As if any self-respecting “art house” would touch this with a ten-meter pole. Except maybe for a midnight hoot-a-thon along the lines of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

  37. Andrea says:

    This is a FICTION book! Get over it already! it was based in BDSM but as a fictional book it doesnt has to be 100% correct about the lifestyle that bdsm is. I am part of the lifestyle as a switch, and the book was good. Don’t forget that Ana didn’t said her safeword, even though she couldn’t bare it anymore of the pain. So chill out and if you dont have anything good to say, dont!! simple as that. its a book!!! a book!!

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Sorry, but you lost all credibility when you said the book was good. It doesn’t come even close to being “good”.

      • Derp says:

        From my understanding the author didn’t actually know the topic before she started to write these books and when she researched it she decided people like you claim to be (despite having a different perspective from every other person I’ve heard in the lifestyle) were freaks. That’s like a vegan writing a cookbook for meat.

  38. Alex says:

    I would like to point out that the BDSM community in no way approves this book as an accurate or safe depiction of BDSM. It horrifies me, as a former dungeon master, that this is a mainstream BDSM narrative and the largest representation of kink principles that the public currently has. This book has several instances where consent is violated and where an interest is BDSM is tracked to childhood trauma. It is widely publicized as forbidden and dangerous, which perhaps maximizes it’s appeal, yet author E.L James has done nothing to respond to the widespread criticisms from the BDSM community itself. As a whole, those heavily involved in BDSM scene are completely excluded from this novel and from the conversation regarding the film’s release. No one, it seems, on the mainstream media has thought to interview experts on the books validity and I fear for the public and our community.

    • Jen says:

      I expected to find issues with consent when I read the book. I totally agree that there are serious issues with the representation of BDSM, especially the idea that Christian is only a dominant because of his ‘crack whore’ mother and pedophile ‘teacher’, but would love to hear the specific examples of consent issues, since I personally did not find egregious ones. However, the relationship is abusive. It is frightening that the mentality Ana has “If I don’t make him angry, or push him too far, he won’t hurt me” is being widely accepted by the public. That is a mantra often heard in cases of domestic violence and it is unacceptable that is being portrayed in a positive way to the mass public.

    • Jennie says:

      I’m a submissive and you do not have my permission to speak for me and furthermore not once was consent violated. In no way was she violated and she had all the power. I suggest you read the book so you don’t sound so ignorant of the content next time.

    • Snootiegirl says:

      The only thing I’m glad about in my reading of a few of these horribly-written books is that it led me to find out more about BDSM for myself. Education and information is power. Especially for women. Glad to hear that there are groups out there objecting to the sinister nature of the Dom and the frankly stupid nature if the Sub in these stories.

    • brittney says:

      I wish this had a like button… The love story part in it was OK but I totally agree with you on the BDSM…. Especially since I’m a submissive a lot of that would not fly with me especially where consent was violated

  39. Joseph Marks says:

    I could honestly care less about what you ladies are watching. Just be sure and bring that ‘sexual’ charisma back home into the bed.

  40. Cathy says:

    It’s not gross. It’s a very sexy scene too. It’s what’s called life and True Love.

  41. Phoebe says:

    If readers remember that this is Twilight fanfiction featuring a vampire character then the tampon scene and much of the story falls into context. There is no actual character ‘development’ in the story as Greysessed suggests (yes I read the entire trilogy and not just the bits of mild misinformed BDSM for an academic literary (stop laughing) study). The characters are the same at the end as the beginning only the BDSM has been toned down, they still talk about the ‘red room’ and what goes on there. The difference is that Ana is suffering from a variation of Munchhausen Syndrome in which the mental, emotional and sexual manipulation of her husband and sexual exploitation is accepted and normalized as is his control..

    • The Effect says:

      This… right here… is THE best thing to come from the existence of the whole thing. I do apologize for laughing for almost ten whole minutes after your request that I not, but it was just too much… I’m even more sorry you, a clearly intelligent person, actually had to read them. But thank you for your brilliance. It just made my night.

  42. Greysessed says:

    Yes, I agree that FSoG is a romantic story. My biggest pet peeve is when people who haven’t even read it call it porn. It’s not. If they can’t see the character development (esp. in the last book) and how love helps overcome some serious problems, well, it’s not the books fault but theirs.

    • blip says:

      You’re right. It’s not honest, self-respecting, or classy enough to be labeled as porn.

    • Rag Doll of Sin says:

      You meant, I believe, Stockholm syndrome. At least I would say that is much more accurate than above mentioned, which involves poisoning yourself or making yourself sick to gain attention.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Character development? Please save the serious words for books that truly are pieces of literature.

  43. Theresa says:

    This movie is showing a different lifestyle. I would call it a brief introduction to this lifestyle. Now admitted this lifestyle is not everyone’s cup of tea. With that being said. “Every experience carries it own lesson.”

  44. Mindy says:

    Just think of the people who like these books and plan to see the movie. Obviously they don’t care about typos and poor writing.

  45. paul says:

    This movie is so stupid. You have to be an idiot to go see it.

    • Jen H says:

      This movie does seem really juvenile, you’re correct. I can’t believe someone would get excited over this garbage.

      • farfallealfredo says:

        The book read like it was written by a juvenile, not surprising if the movie would be the same.

    • Kristin says:

      There are many idiots out there, not to mention horny women.

      • Nikola6 says:

        And you lump horny women in with the idiots do you? Says a lot. Like all those labeling this as “mommy” porn? How come we don’t have “daddy” porn? Lots of sexism and even misogyny out there being directed not only at this story (and the one that inspired it, Twilight) but at the multitudes of women across the globe who’ve embraced both. And alarmingly, a lot of it coming from other women. I could have sworn that nearly a half century ago, women fought for and gained their sexual emancipation after centuries of oppression. I guess some didn’t get the memo. Well here’s the memo: without shame…we can write it, we can read it, we can watch it, we can talk about it and we can do it. And still walk down the aisle wearing white. Or not walk down the aisle at all.

        And for those squawking that he dominated and abused her by trying to turn her into a sexual deviant…nah. From the moment he laid eyes on her, she was the one who controlled him (even in the “playroom” it was her safe word that controlled the scenes which were acted out with MUTUAL CONSENT). He didn’t turn her into anything. Through her redemptive love for him, she taught him how to love and to forgive and turned him into a husband and father. Like Twilight that it was based upon, Fifty Shades Of Grey is one of the most misunderstood stories of the modern age.

  46. zyggie says:

    Not interested in seeing this movie. Not my cup of tea in the romance movie venue.

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