With the speculation growing that Sam Taylor-Johnson may not direct the 50 Shades of Grey sequels due to her frequent and increasingly bitter clashes with author EL James, the chances are that future directorial duties will fall to men, as was the case with the Twilight movies following Catherine Hardwicke’s success. Given the studio’s eagerness to promote the prestige of an award winning and critically adored artist like Taylor-Johnson working on their film, the chances are they’ll try to clinch a similarly acclaimed auteur for the job. I, a great lover of film, decided to take it upon myself to offer you all a glimpse into the potential directors who could bring that extra something to the material.
Ever seen Exit to Eden?
It's an adaptation of the Anne Rice erotica, but with an added buddy cop comedy subplot starring Rosie O'Donnell & Dan Ackroyd. It's... Special. It's also a warning sign to 50 Shades of Grey, but both are warning signs that you should watch Secretary instead.
Megan & I discuss bad BDSM, romanticising of lack of consent, the perils of adapting bad material and James Spader. Because why not?
"Today in “News that will make you weep for humanity”, EL James’s Twilight Fanfiction Master of the Universe,otherwise known as Fifty Shades of Grey, passed one hundred million sales worldwide, its publisher Vintage Book announced this week. Just under half of those sales were in the USA alone, so even though James is from my side of the pond, you only have yourselves to blame. Your inner goddesses should be on the naughty step now.
To put those numbers into some soul crushing context, Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities was said to have sold over 200million copies by 2010, 141 years after its initial publication."
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