Sam Taylor-Johnson must've known she had her hands full when she signed on to direct Fifty Shades of Grey. She acknowledged from the outset that she felt a certain responsibility to the fans, noting, "For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too." So we should trust her, right?
But in light of the first footage being screened and the general reaction being, "where's the sex?!" it's not surprising that some fans are flipping. Well, if what Sam had to say about the final cut to The Sunday Times Magazine was any indication of what we can expect, there's nothing to fear, m'friends!
The director called the movie a "dark fairy tale" (Beauty and the Beast?) and noted that, as mom to four girls aged 2, 3, 7, and 16, she had to come up with a creative way to describe her most recent gig to her children. She explains:
I tell them it's a love story. ... A love story they'll never see. It's like the world of the Grimm Brothers. I like the transition of this girl and the journey that she goes on. I hope I haven't said too much!
Ha, not at all! In fact, just enough! Sounds like between the constant buzz about the movie being a love story -- something both producer Dana Brunetti and author E.L. James keep reiterating, as well, by retweeting the sentiment on their respective Twitter accounts! -- and Sam's description, we're going to get exactly the right mix of romance and sexy magic!
What do you think about Sam's description -- does it make you more excited or disappointed?
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