Lest you think “Fifty Shades Of Grey” is just some more smut from Hollywood’s sleaze machine, the adaptation of the erotic best-seller had hunky lead Jamie Dornan doing some honest-to-God research for his role as a corporate executive with some very kinky stock benefit options — the actor fearlessly went to a sex dungeon.
“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,” he told Elle UK, noting that it was a more light-hearted experience than he was expecting, but still a dirty one. “I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.’ 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.”
Whether or not audiences will also need a shower after seeing the movie will be known soon enough, as the Berlin International Film Festival has announced that “Fifty Shades Of Grey” will make its international premiere at the event. And as the press release below notes, get your tickets fast, because there will be only one screening.
“Fifty Shades Of Grey” brings the handcuffs stateside on February 13th.
Berlinale Special Gala:
Fifty Shades of Grey to Celebrate Its International Premiere at the Berlinale
Fifty Shades of Grey, the highly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, will celebrate its international premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
Written by author E L James, the book was translated into 51 languages. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside James. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.
Stepping into the iconic roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are Jamie Dornan (Marie Antoinette) and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network).
The Berlinale will present Fifty Shades of Grey on February 11, 2015 with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, author E L James, and actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in attendance.
Fifty Shades of Grey will be screened one time only at the Berlinale.