Dakota Johnson reveals Fifty Shades filming trick and it sounds very unsexy
Some people mark February 14 for Valentine's Day, and others, for the release of the latest Fifty Shades of Grey film. Fifty Shades Freed has just landed in cinemas, and the last instalment of the trilogy sees Anastasia Steele and her brooding lover Christian Grey get married, get pregnant, deal with a deranged former coworker who wants to kill them, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY have a whole lot of kinky sex.
I'll be honest, I kind of lost interest in the Fifty Shades story the moment a vagina was described as a "puckered love cave", and after Ana kept going on about her "inner goddess". But I digress – there's a huge audience of people out there who live for the books/films and they've been eagerly awaiting the release of the latest movie to see how Mr and Mrs Grey get it on outside of the Red Room.
In a recent interview, Dakota Johnson, who plays Ana in the movie adaptations, has divulged how exactly they film those steamy sex scenes... and it's actually really not that sexy at all. Sorry folks.
Speaking with Marie Claire, the 28-year-old revealed that even after three films, the sex scenes are "never easy" to film: "It's not casual and it's not fun. It never got easy."
Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, previously revealed during the promotional tour that he had to wear a little penis "bag" to cover up his parts. "Oh yeah, Jamie's little pouch," Johnson said when being asked about it. "It's super not glamorous — it's really unsexy."
But the modesty cover-up she had to wear sounded pretty horrible too. "He wore that, and I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them," she revealed.
"It's only sticky at the top, it's not sticky the whole way. It would also come off because the adhesive would wear out, so then they would superglue it to my body so that it wouldn't fall off."
I mean, does it get much sexier than supergluing a thong to your body? Even Johnson admitted it was "f*cking bizarre". The Texan also revealed they had a "sex advisor" on hand during shoots, who showed them "how to use certain tools and toys".
"There's a certain method. It's very intricate and the details are really important. The rules are also really important. We didn't want to go make a movie about something we didn't research to the bone. So to really honour the BDSM community we did it the right way."
And when things got too intense, the actors would "have a shot of something strong" before the director called "action" on a scene that involved more, er... "uncomfortable" scenarios.
The most challenging sex scene? No, it wasn't licking ice-cream off Christian's pubes (yuck), but a scene in the Red Room in film number three.
"I was handcuffed with my arms and legs to the gate," Johnson recalled. "It's like a fence thing that comes down. And I was blindfolded. And it was kind of shocking, because I didn't realize that no matter how prepared or rehearsed I was, when your senses are taken away like that, you can't control the way your nervous system will react."
Doesn't sound all too sexy, does it?