It appears not all is well in the land of whips and chains.
|"Now look at that body language.|
Are you aroused yet?"
Virtually every picture of the two at press conferences or screen premieres just screams mutual disdain, as if two magnetic dipoles were surgically implanted in each other’s bodies propelling each other apart. Then there’s the much discussed sexual content performed by the two actors, often referred to as a “task” with almost grudging discomfort visible both on their faces and in their words. Between awkward sighs, eye-rolling about with an air of contention, including Dakota Johnson’s own admission she wishes people won’t see the film, Fifty Shades of Grey is quickly shaping up to be this generation’s most misbegotten sex turkey since Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls or Uli Edel’s Body of Evidence.
Whether or not the fallout of the film’s clunky promotional tour will ultimately affect sales remains to be seen, as well as how unintentionally funny it all may turn out to be.
|"Look how comfortable we are. Now bend over."|