Fans who will be flocking to see the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey in hopes of seeing Jamie Dornan go completely nude will be in for a disappointment. The 32-year-old actor has confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that he won’t be going nude for the film. “There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… yeah, my todger”, Dornan told the paper. He follows, “You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic.”
In 2010, the male nudity clause was added to ratings systems after parents complained about the nudity in the film Borat. Countless films have been flagged for nudity, but there are three recent examples of films being flagged for male nudity in particular: Eat Pray Love, Jackass 3D, and Grown Ups.
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The upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film is based on the best-selling book by EL James about the relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and student Anastacia Steele. The novel’s themes focus heavily on subjects like bondage, dominance and submission, and sadism/masochism.
This recent development regarding the lack of nudity in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie confirms the speculation that the film will be toned down compared to the raunchy source material.
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Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Nowhere Boy, helmed the film adaptation which stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastacia Steele. Dornan managed to nab the highly sought-after role after Charlie Hunnam, of Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim fame, dropped out of the project.
The actor, who describes himself as a feminist, defended the novel against claims that it perpetuates violence against women by saying in the interview that “I think it’s very hard to argue that when it is all consensual. Half the book is about making contracts. Permission and agreement that this be done. There’s no rape, no forced sexual situations.”
Fifty Shades of Grey will be shown in theaters in February 2015.