I have already mentioned that I haven’t read the Fifty Shades‘ books or seen the movies. I have a friend who loves them – like ‘make it a priority opening weekend’ loves them. She’s also read the trilogy more than once. I don’t get it when it comes to the Fifty Shades thing but I do know how fun it is to have something you look that forward to so I am not going to bash the franchise. But regardless of your interest level, you probably know that the books and movies are full of sex scenes. Like, that was the point. And, according to my Fifty Shades-loving friend, the movies did not disappoint when it came to the aforementioned sex. However Anastasia Steele-Grey herself, Dakota Johnson, said those scenes were never anything other than difficult for her and co-star, Jamie Dornan.
On if the sex scenes ever get easier: “No, it’s never easy. It’s not casual and it’s not fun. It never got easy.”
On the toughest sex scene: “The most difficult one by far-I think in all three movies-was a sex scene in the third film where I was handcuffed with my arms and legs to the gate. It’s like a fence thing that comes down. And I was blindfolded. And it was kind of shocking, because I didn’t realize that no matter how prepared or rehearsed I was, when your senses are taken away like that, you can’t control the way your nervous system will react. So it was really tricky to navigate that scene. It was kind of difficult.”
On how they ‘covered up’ for the sex scenes: “Oh yeah, Jamie’s little pouch. It’s super not glamorous-it’s really unsexy. He wore that, and I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It’s not glue, but it’s sticky. They’re, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it’s only sticky at the top, it’s not sticky the whole way. It would also come off because the adhesive would wear out, so then they would superglue it to my body so that it wouldn’t fall off. And I would wear two of them. It’s not painful, I mean, it’s barely anything. But I guess you have some sense of being covered. It’s f*cking bizarre.”
On honoring the BDSM community: “Jamie mostly had an advisor that was on set for the first film, not so much for the second. Then we just had people who specialized in knowing how things work, like how to use certain tools and toys. There’s a certain method. It’s very intricate and the details are really important. The rules are also really important. We didn’t want to go make a movie about something we didn’t research to the bone. So to really honor the BDSM community and we did it the right way.”
I love a good sex scene. Hell, I love a bad sex scene if I am attracted to the actors enough. But if I take …read more