We've known the basic outline of the film for a while now — model-turned-actor
1. It's Beyonce-approved
Pop diva Beyonce, who knows a thing or two about setting hearts aflutter, is contributing some of her smoldering songs to the "Fifty Shades" soundtrack. According to director
Taylor-Johnson recalled to The Times, "When the scene finished, Beyonce just went, 'Wow, that was hot.'"
2. The book's most infamous scene didn't make the cut
At least one notorious scene from the book — let's just say it involves a feminine hygiene product — wasn't shot for the film. "It was never even discussed," Taylor-Johnson told Variety. That absent scene notwithstanding, "Fifty Shades" promises to have its share of "strong sexual content" and "unusual behavior" according to the MPAA, which has given the movie an R rating.
3. Jamie Dornan won't bare all
Moviegoers won't be seeing all of Dornan in the film — maybe 40, 45 shades' worth? The actor told the Guardian in November, "There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn't be seeing my, um …." The interviewer then clarified which body part Dornan was referring to, and it's the one you're thinking of.
Fortunately for titillation-minded viewers, Taylor-Johnson told The Times the movie is "dirty but classy" and "feels pretty balanced: a nipple of hers, a butt cheek of his."
4. The chemistry is great (depending on who you ask)
After previous plans for
A Universal spokesperson repudiated the notion, telling US Weekly, "No one should question the heat or intensity of our actors."
5. It's all about the foreplay
Sometimes there's nothing more exciting than anticipation. The classic example is