Tension Grows on '50 Shades' Set Between E.L. James & Director

50 shades setSounds like things are getting heated on the Fifty Shades of Grey set, and I'm not necessarily talking about the chemistry between Christian Grey Jamie Dornan and Anastasia Steele Dakota Johnson. Rumor has it that E.L. James and the film's director Sam Taylor-Johnson aren't exactly seeing eye to eye on how things are translating from book to film. A source tells E! News that the Fifty Shades director is annoyed with James' input.

"E.L. James wants the movie to match the book exactly, but Sam has a different perspective," according to the source. "Sam is reminding E.L. she writes books and she makes movies."

Eeeesh. I mean, I get that E.L. wants to deliver Fifty Shades fans the steaminess of the book they crave on the big screen. But there's a lot more Sam has to worry about. This confrontation, it was bound to happen sooner or later. 


These sorta things, they happen all the time. The director has to think bigger picture not only with the story line, but also in regard to making money and producing a product that earns a rating that will allow a wide audience to see it. And whether or not fans are willing to accept it: If the film's too raunchy, then it won't get the box office number it's after ... period.

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Do I want raunchiness? Of course I do. Heck, that's the essence of what Fifty Shades of Grey is all about. But at the end of the day, Sam has a point. There's just more to worry about than being 100 percent true to the book, even if that's what so many of the fans desire. I think it's safe to say that whatever fans come to find on February 13, 2015 (the Fifty Shades release date) will certainly be an eye full.

Do you think there is such a thing as too much steaminess for the Fifty Shades film?


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