What ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Leaves Out About BDSM

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:08 GMT // 0 Comments

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” has served as a kind of “Intro to BDSM” class for tens of millions of people. However, the movie gets many aspects of the kinky subculture wrong, according to Julie Fennell, a member of the Washington, D.C. BDSM community and an associate professor at Gallaudet University. alexovicsattila via Getty Images

‘Fifty Shades’ Has Massive Drop In Weekend Two

by The Huffington Post // February 22, 2015 // Updated 18:28 GMT // 0 Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Despite the victory, “Fifty Shades of Grey” plummeted a steep 75 percent from its record-breaking $93 […]

West Wind Solano Drive-In Shows ‘SpongeBob’ Next To ‘Fifty Shades’

by The Huffington Post // February 19, 2015 // Updated 16:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Some families in Concord, California, turned 50 shades of red when they discovered their local drive-in was playing “SpongeBob SquarePants” simultaneously with “Fifty Shades Of Grey.” The West Wind Solano Drive-In has two screens, one facing to the north, the other facing west. This weekend, one screen was showing the family-friendly “SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out […]

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’-Crazed Teens Storm Theater By The Hundreds

by The Huffington Post // February 18, 2015 // Updated 23:15 GMT // 0 Comments

A Florida mall had to change its policies after hundreds of teenagers stormed the movie theater because they wanted to see “Fifty Shades of Grey.” –LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Jamie Dornan […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Leads Weekend Box Office, Stirring Reflection on Sex Films

by The New York Times // February 15, 2015 // Updated 23:27 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES — Moviegoers turned out en masse to see the sadomasochistic love story “Fifty Shades of Grey” over the Presidents’ Day weekend, delivering a triumph for Universal Pictures and potentially altering Hollywood’s approach to sex. “Fifty Shades of Grey” attracted an audience that was 68 percent female, according to Universal, which released the film. […]

‘Fifty Shades’ Star Jamie Dornan Eats His Own Abs On ‘The Graham Norton Show’

by The Huffington Post // February 14, 2015 // Updated 18:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Jamie Dornan just fulfilled your dream of tasting his abs. The “Fifty Shades” star appeared Friday on “The Graham Norton Show,” where he was met with a life-sized cake version of his character Christian Grey. Dornan took a bite of the abs section of the delicacy and also sampled part of the accompanying licorice whip. […]

50 Questions We Had While Watching ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 22:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Watching “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a massive theater surrounded by 100-plus New York media types was An Experience. There was some titillation, a moderate amount of cringing and a surprising number of moments that elicited genuine laughter. In spite all of the warranted critique of the film’s theme, the terribly-written source material and its […]

What You Won’t Learn About Bondage In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 18:22 GMT // 0 Comments

As eager fans and skeptical hatewatchers fill theaters for “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” they will watch Christian and Anastasia move seamlessly from one mechanically complicated sex act to the next. They’ll watch the pair execute highly intimate scenarios with such ease that little verbal communication is necessary.Babeland It’s no surprise that this is rarely, if […]

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Star Victor Rasuk On How Hollywood Has Opened Up To Latinos

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 16:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Somewhere amid the incessant lip-biting and erotic scenes that push the limits of its R rating, the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel, introduces Victor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, a loyal friend of main character Anastasia Steele who secretly pines for her. Rasuk, 31, is best […]

Vin Diesel Made You A Valentine’s Day Karaoke Video

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 16:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day from Vin Diesel. Last year, he did a karaoke rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” and it was … miraculous. This year, he covered Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine’s “My Heart Is Open” for your viewing and listening pleasure. It’s not his best work, but watching it is certainly less confusing than watching “Fifty […]

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Proves Female Sexuality Is Still The Ultimate American Taboo

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 14:17 GMT // 0 Comments

If scores of men get dragged to see Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend by their female Valentines, they might be surprised that, as NYmag’s David Edelstein notes, they “probably get the better deal.”Focus Features/Universal Pictures Even “Fifty Shades of Grey” — a movie by female director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, based on a book by female […]

Robert Pattinson On How ‘Twilight’ Inspired ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 14:14 GMT // 0 Comments Robert Pattinson spoke out about “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which grew out of “Twilight” fan-fiction, while at the Berlin Film Festival where his film “Life” had its premiere. British actor Robert Pattinson poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film ‘Life’ presented as Berlinale Special at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, on […]

Can You Tell The Difference Between Christian Grey And A Serial Killer?

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 13:16 GMT // 0 Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” a terrible movie based on a terrible book, gives the world one of the least sexy characters of all time: Christian Grey. Just how unsexy is Mr. Grey? Jamie Dornan, who plays the controversial billionaire-cum-dom, manages to make his serial killer character on “The Fall” seem more appealing. While Dornan gives […]

Why Doesn’t ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Show Ana Have An Orgasm?

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 21:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Anastasia Steele does not have an orgasm in the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Perhaps she’s intended to, but we, the viewers, have no way of knowing if and when she climaxes. Her orgasm is never spoken of. Not once.Why doesn’t Ann have an orgasm in “Fifty Shades”? | Universal – That’s a problem: instead […]

The First Half Hour Of ‘Fifty Shades’ Was Basically A ‘That’s What She Said’ Joke

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 20:57 GMT // 0 Comments

In its first 30 minutes, “Fifty Shades of Grey” was practically an all-out comedy. At the screening I attended, there were more moments of snickering laughter than riveted quiet throughout the start — some of which was thanks to Jamie Dornan’s deadpan “sexy” lines as BDSM-obsessed ladies’ man Christian Grey. A sampling: – As has […]

Dakota Johnson Is Nude In W Magazine’s ‘Fifty Shades’ Shoot With Jamie Dornan

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 16:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Things get steamy between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in a “Fifty Shades of Grey” photo shoot for the latest issue of W Magazine. The two stars are featured in a series of seductive photos shot by “Fifty Shades” director Sam Taylor-Johnson. In one image, Johnson lies naked on a rug in the foreground while […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey:’ Is it what fans were hoping for?

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 13:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Fans and film critics battled to be the dominant voice at the international premiere of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in Berlin Wednesday nightand it was the unrestrained exuberance of the fans that won the day. The scene was apparently different at the two press screenings earlier in the day, after which many critics were eager […]

BDSM Experts Critique ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’: What It Gets Right And Wrong About BDSM

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 18:37 GMT // 0 Comments

BDSM is having a pop culture moment, thanks mostly to Fifty Shades of Grey, the unavoidable book trilogy by E.L. James that will become virtually omnipresent when its film adaptation hits theaters Feb. 13. Fifty Shades has exposed millions of decidedly “vanilla” fans to the world of kink, but does it offer an accurate picture […]

Rita Ora Says Four Sentences In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 17:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Rita Ora put in a full compliment of prep work for her role as Mia Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” –Rita Ora says four sentences in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” | Universal 1. “She’s here?” 2. “Oh my God, you exist.” 3. “Uck, Seattle baseball.” 4. [sentence in French]

Review: In ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie, Sex Is a Knotty Business

by The New York Times // February 11, 2015 // Updated 16:13 GMT // 0 Comments

At the end of a recent New York sneak preview of “Fifty Shades of Grey” — in the blackout between the final lines of dialogue (“Anastasia!” “Christian!”) and the first breathy notes of the last Beyoncé song — a lot of the audience burst out laughing. The source of that laughter continues to puzzle and […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ the Movie, as a Fairy Tale

by The New York Times // February 11, 2015 // Updated 15:38 GMT // 0 Comments

If ever a novel could be described as review-proof, it is “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which, with its two sequels, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide despite being ridiculed by virtually every critic who has read it. (Salman Rushdie, for one, said that it “made ‘Twilight’ look like ‘War and Peace.’ ”) Sam Taylor-Johnson, […]

All The Differences Between The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Book & Movie

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 13:42 GMT // 0 Comments

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie adaptation stays close to the book. A little too close, perhaps, when it includes garbage dialogue like “Laters, baby,” and at least one cry of “Holy cow!” The differences between the novel and the film mostly lie in the sex scenes, a few of which were removed completely. (Mr. […]

Flashback: Before ‘Fifty Shades,’ ‘Showgirls’ Was Turning Up the Heat!

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 21:29 GMT // 0 Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theaters on Valentine’s Day, and Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will definitely turn up the heat! But long before the Fifty Shades mayhem, there was “Showgirls.”8/25/95 ELIZABETH BERKLEY STARS AS A DANCER IN VEGAS IN ‘SHOWGIRLS’ | Getty Images via Getty Images Read the whole story at Entertainment Tonight

Jamie Dornan And Jimmy Fallon Read ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ In Random Accents

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 14:18 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s safe to say you’ve probably never heard Fifty Shades of Grey like this. “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and Jimmy Fallon took turns reading lines from the E.L. James books in random accents on Monday. And if you thought Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey sounded raunchy, just wait until you hear Fallon […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ will heat up your week

by CNN // February 9, 2015 // Updated 16:17 GMT // 0 Comments

There’s also lots of fun being had, from “Fifty Shades”-related merchandise (giving new meaning to the term “movie tie-in,” given the story’s themes of sadomasochism and bondage) to a version of the trailer using only Legos. – “Fifty Shades of Grey” stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. According to MTV, two sequels are already in […]

AMC Theaters Tells Fans To Leave Their ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Props At Home

by The Huffington Post // February 7, 2015 // Updated 23:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Your plans to go see “Fifty Shades of Grey” in full costume have just taken a turn. In a statement to Mashable, AMC Theaters spokesperson Ryan Noonan revealed viewers would not be permitted to bring many movie-related props into the theater.Today “While we welcome those guests who want to show their excitement for a film […]

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Gets Black Marks From Bishops, Pastors

by The Huffington Post // February 7, 2015 // Updated 13:35 GMT // 0 Comments

(RNS) The film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which opens in theaters next week (Feb. 13), has movie morality guardians armed and heading for battle. The Catholic bishop of Buffalo, N.Y., has warned fellow prelates to step up preaching on the true beauty of sex-within-male-female-marriage — and do it pronto.Shutterstock / Jon Le-Bon “Remind […]

Listen To Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ Remix From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ All Weekend

by The Huffington Post // February 6, 2015 // Updated 22:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Boots’ remix of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack leaked online Thursday, meaning the Beyhive can listen to their queen all weekend long. This version of the song was teased by Beyoncé herself last July. The soundtrack is out in an official capacity on Feb. 10; “Fifty Shades of Grey” […]

Both ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Sequels Are Coming

by The Huffington Post // February 6, 2015 // Updated 21:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Even though its stars seem to have zero chemistry, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will get two sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” both based on novels by the same name.Today “Fifty Shades” director Sam Taylor-Johnson announced the news on Friday at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre when she, stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson […]

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