The last two Valentine's Days haven't only been synonymous with monogamous love- they've also seen the release of the first and second movie instalments of E.L. Jame's wildly popular book series, 50 Shades of Grey.
Ripe with rough sex, chains, whips and just about anything else BDSM-related, the films have been predictable beyond belief, but that hasn't stopped millions flooding to cinemas to see Anastasia get her booty whipped by bad-boy billionaire, Christian Grey.
Now in its final leg, the film's leads will probably be relieved to embark on new projects that don't entail awkward sex scenes. To preserve their modesty, Jamie Dornan was required to wear a "small pouch" which is quite chucklesome, though what Dakota Johnson wore was even more ridiculous.
Getting candid about those mostly nude BDSM scenes with the Irish hunk, she revealed to Marie Claire that she had to rely on stick-on strapless thongs to protect her private area.
"It's super not glamorous—it's really unsexy," she told MarieClaire.com. "It's not glue, but it's sticky. They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it's only sticky at the top; it's not sticky the whole way."
To make matters worse, the underwear was flimsy at best. "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. And I would wear two of them," she added. "It's not painful, I mean, it's barely anything. But I guess you have some sense of being covered. It's f--king bizarre."
It's no surprise then that alcohol played a significant role in the filming process. "Most of [our preparation] is just really figuring out exactly how were are going to accomplish the scene beforehand—so that there's not a lot of waiting around while we're both vulnerable," Johnson explained. "But, if something is very, very difficult, it's sometimes necessary to have a shot of something strong beforehand."
Will you be watching Fifty Shades Freed with your loved one this Valentine's Day? Or are you glad to see the back of the series?
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