I saw on Random Reads that the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James is going to be made into a movie.
It is going to star Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam as the lead pair.
I am the first to admit the following:
- I have read the first two books in this series (during my maternity leave no less). On my blog, I have Drawn A Veil over the utter and complete trash that I read during those months 🙂
- And I still give the side-eye when I see people picking up the book or worse reading through it at the library or the book shop
LOL, anyway back to the point of this post.
When I first heard the movie announcement, I was expecting it to be something of a high-grade skin flick…porn if I may be blunt here.
But, these actors? I don’t know them, but they seem to have acting credentials. I mean Charlie Hunnam seems to have acted in Nicholas Nickleby for heaven’s sake. That’s as far away from 50 Shades as you can get…
So, it looks like a legitimate mainstream movie. Hmm, but if they clean up the sex, what else is there? I think the script-writer will really have to bend over backward trying to make this material filmable.
What do you think? I am curious as to how it’s all going to turn out. Not so curious as to actually see the movie, but I do feel gleeful thinking of all the ironic and witty tweets and reviews that are definitely going to come as a side-effect of this movie…these I know I”ll enjoy.