The showrunners of the recently concluded Game Of Thrones are personas non gratas with a lot of people right now. And we can add robbing us of a Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy with an actress who might have had marginally better chemistry with her co-star to the list of grievances against them. I know it’s a stretch, adding Jason Momoa as Christian Grey would have been the only way Fifty Shades could have been improved. In a recent interview for The Hollywood Reporter, Emilia Clarke, who, whether she likes it or not (and I’m pretty sure she likes it not), will be forever associated with her GOT character Daenerys Targaryen, revealed that flashing her titties in GOT is the reason she turned down the starring role in Fifty Shades.
The world may be a shitty place at the moment, but at least there’s one tiny silver lining: next Valentine’s Day will be the last one where the world is tormented with a new Fifty Shades Of Grey movie. Can I get a whips and chains amen?! Continue reading
The new teaser trailer for the third film called Fifty Shades Freed is out, and once again it looks like it’s NOT about a kinky couple bumping uglies in the paint swatch samples aisle at Home Depot.
Not to humble brag or anything, but I don’t really follow these films, nor did I read any of the books. But like any other red-blooded American woman, a certain amount of knowledge has, without my consent, slipped into my subconscious. So I guess I know the basics. The first one was all “I’m an A-type ugly duckling who needs to get laid, damn who’s this sexy manipulator?” and the second one was all “I got my back blown out by a billionaire and now it’s my turn to hold the whip.” According to this teaser trailer, I guess this third one is all “let me go ahead and marry this dude cuz I got rich bitch shit to do, oh no did I just get kidnapped by some other dude I wanna fuck?”
It’s no coincidence that it looks like Sam Taylor-Johnson is getting ready to run far, far away from the Fifty Shades franchise; Sam called it quits after directing Fifty Shades of Grey. She didn’t give a reason for why she wouldn’t be working on the sequels, but she did wish whoever got the thankless job “nothing but success.” Sam is talking about it again, and she goes in this time.
In 2013, it seemed like a sure thing that Charlie Hunnam would be the one blandly spanking Dakota Johnson in a movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Charlie seemed excited about it, but then all of a sudden, he quit the movie. Charlie blamed it all on scheduling. If that scheduling conflict was a person, this would be where they should cut Charlie a check for therapy, because he’s still so traumatized from quitting.
A few years ago, Charlie got melodramatic while talking about quitting Fifty Shades, saying he boo-hooed on the phone to director Sam Taylor-Johnson for 20 minutes after he quit. According to Charlie, quitting was the most “emotionally destructive and destructive thing” he’s ever had to do professionally. Apparently time hasn’t healed that memory for him. During an interview with Elle to promote The Lost City of Z, Charlie was asked if he ever saw Fifty Shades, and it sounds like that’s never going to be something he’ll do.
“I haven’t. I developed a friendship with [director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn’t want to open that wound.”
Honestly, having a feel-bad flashback is the least of the reasons for why Charlie should never, ever see Fifty Shades of Grey. He thinks he’s traumatized now? Wait until he actually watches it. About 10 seconds into the unintentionally awkward scene where Anastasia meets Christian, Charlie’s body would become paralyzed with fear as a cold bead of sweat rolls down his face. And he will realize just how massive of a bullet that scheduling conflict helped him dodge. It would be like Charlie’s version of It’s A Wonderful Life, except it would end with Charlie scrambling to find the remote control and crying “Enough! Enough! Turn it off, Clarence, I’ve seen enough!”
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s song I Don’t Wanna Live Forever is ten layers of annoying wrapped in twenty layers of unsexy, so it’s perfect for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. The video for it, which came out last night, is also perfect, because like a Fifty Shades movie, you’ll want to turn it off after 15 seconds. That’s if you don’t fall into a boredom-induced coma first.