One Week until Release… The Latest Fifty Shades of Grey News.
One week. Seven days until the world goes even more crazier for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele than it does already when Fifty Shades of Grey finally hits our cinema screens.
It seems appropriate in the run up to provide you eager readers with a mass round up post of all things Fifty!
The Red Room of Pain! How did they do it?
To sum up… They needed a lot of leather!
It’s said that book author EL James had more influence than most writers over the way her book was transformed onto screen but the scene she was particularly concerned about was those set in the red room. The author was very specific about how she wanted things to look.
“I was most worried about the scenes in the Red Room. I wanted them to be tasteful and erotic,” she says. “That was a journey, but we got there in the end.”
“She actually had these things drawn up,” says producer Dana Brunetti. “She literally had drawings of them that she gave to our production designers.”
For the Fifty buffs, you all know what the Red Room is but for those who don’t, the room is the room where Christian Grey indulges his appetite for the less mainstream bedroom behaviours.
So the design team including husband and wife duo, David and Susan Wasco, got set to work on the affectionately named Red Room of Pain and had plenty to go on thanks to EL James.
“Erika was able to do a little doodle on an eight and a half by eleven piece of paper,” says David. “She said, ‘This would be where the spanking bench would be, this would be where the sofa would be.’ And we used that.”
“We really anguished over that the most,” says David. “We had to,” adds Sandy. “You could interview everyone that read the book and they’d have a different version of it.”
The pair also met with real life expert dominants for their insights and advice on how they should creating their perfect set. From those consultations, the team learned handy tips like using leather on the floor to ease the knees!
It doesn’t end there either! Director Sam Taylor-Johnson made sure the finishing touches were just right.
“So we ended up with real leather, and with shoe tacks that were brass every two inches,” says David. They used leather on the bed, with no sheets, because—after all—the bed’s not for sleeping.
“She was always mentioning Kubrick movies. She wanted this room to be something that you’d never forget once you saw it,” says Sandy. “She wanted it to be more related to a high end stable. So [the equipment] was built in brown, with brown leathers, and brown burled woods and other woods, versus the black that you see that’s more common. It was pretty.”
The equipment in the room was described by many as pretty, bespoke and very beautiful.
Ooh la la!
Lets add some prettiness of our own to this article with some photos taken from today’s fan screening event in New York City!
So soon enough, fans all across the world will be sitting down to watch the romantic erotica book come to life… except fans in Malaysia. The movie has been banned and will not be released there. The Malaysian Film Censorship Board denied Fifty Shades of Grey a certification with the chairman describing the movie as ‘more pornography than movie’
“The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual content. The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman being tied to a bed and whipped,” Abdul Halim said.
Too extreme? Lets hope the fans there can travel to get their fix!
The Today Show in the USA have enjoyed a Fifty Shades week full of exclusives, delivering exclusive clips every day this week to give excited fans an insight to the portrayal of Ana and Christian’s steamy relationship and we’ve got them all here for you.
‘I don’t do romance’
‘Look at me’
‘Do you stock cable ties?’
‘I’m making pancakes’
We’re still swooning!
Today’s fan event in New York City brought some very exciting news…
Confirmation of the two sequels! Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed will be movies!
Fifty Shades of Grey opens in cinemas in the UK on Friday 13th February with the world following suit on the same day or Valentines Day, the 14th.