15 Feb Bound by Love? Even ’50 Shades’ Actors DON’T Think So
JUAN SAYS: We are not much of a prude to say that we look down on people who engage in BDSM. Whatever they do with their lives (sex lives included) is really none of our business. Our main issue here is how that kind of an alternative lifestyle was portrayed in the movie, much less in that ill-written book. The BDSM community has spoken, and we’d like to show you that even the actors have felt the underlying ‘disgust’ in the characters that they were playing.
In an interview with the main characters of the movie, both Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson felt a bit uncomfortable about what they did in the movie, borderline awful. Something, while many audiences are lining up for, that they can’t be proud of.
“I wonder what it is about this set of books that has, excuse my pun, penetrated the global market. Mass appreciation doesn’t always equate to something good. Think of Hitler! But I think, in this case, it must. It simply must. There’s got to be merit in it if so many people agree.” Dornan said.
To compare Hitler to 50 Shades must amount to something really bad, evil more like it.
To immerse himself more into the world of Christian Grey, Dornan visited a sex den to find out exactly what goes into the mind of Grey. He then goes on set to simulate what he got from the sex den to Dakota Johnson. Admittedly, Dornan expressed that both experiences were unpleasant.
“I had a long shower before touching either of them.” Dornan says after visiting the dungeon and returning home to his wife and daughter.
“There were times when Dakota was not wearing much, and I had to do stuff to her that I’d never choose to do to a woman.” He adds.
As for Dakota, she has this to say: “I don’t want my family to see it, because it’s inappropriate. Or my brother’s friends that I grew up with. Also there’s part of me that’s like, I don’t want anyone to see this movie. Just kidding.”
Jokes are half meant Dakota.
“There were some painful moments. I got whiplash once from him throwing me on the bed; so f–king painful.” She narrates about shooting the scenes. “It’s just sweaty and it’s not very comfortable. And on top of that, my hands and legs were tied, and I was blindfolded, and I was being hit with this bizarre tool. … It was emotionally taxing. At first I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is the worst thing ever,’ and then I was like, ‘All right, let’s get on with it.'”
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