Jamie Dornan believes that Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t misogynistic. However, he doesn’t need to convince fans of Christian Grey that there’s nothing wrong with bondage and bull whip spankings — they’re more than ready to see E. L. James’ erotic fantasy brought to life on the big screen.
Unfortunately for horny housewives who can’t wait to meet Christian Grey in the flesh, Jamie Dornan recently hinted that the Fifty Shades of Grey film isn’t going to spend a lot of time focusing on the racy BDSM sex scenes that made the book such a big hit. During an interview for the February issue of Elle UK, Dornan revealed that the movie will focus more on Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s interactions outside of the sex dungeon.
“The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can’t just be what happens in the Red Room, that’s not a film. There’s so much more going on than that.”
This isn’t the first time Dornan has downplayed the sex scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey. During an interview with the Guardian, he explained why fans won’t be seeing his bits and pieces in the movie.
“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic.”
This makes it sound like Jamie Dornan and costar Dakota Johnson didn’t have to film too many awkward sex scenes. However, Jamie found himself in a very awkward situation while preparing for the role of whip-wielding control freak Christian Grey — Dornan actually visited a real sex dungeon while prepping for the part.
“I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did… whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives… It was an interesting evening. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards… I had a long shower before touching either of them.”
Some BDSM practitioners were likely hoping that Fifty Shades of Grey would make their wild world seem less scary to “vanilla” moviegoers. However, as the Inquisitr previously reported, members of the BDSM community aren’t happy with the way Jamie has been talking about their lifestyle. Dornan’s comments have even been compared to homophobia.
Jamie might not be the biggest fan of BDSM, but he did learn a thing or two about the sex practice — he realized that it’s not misogynistic, and that men are usually the ones who want to be tied up and spanked with studded paddles.
“I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men.”
During his interview with the Guardian, Jamie also argued that Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t glorify sexually abusing women.
“I think it’s very hard to argue that when it is all consensual. Half the book is about making contracts. Permission and agreement that this be done. There’s no rape, no forced sexual situations.”
Do Jamie Dornan’s comments about the Fifty Shades of Grey sex scenes make you feel better or worse about the upcoming movie?
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