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If you're planning on going to see Fifty Shades Darker this weekend, you likely have a pretty good idea what you're in for. Nudity, lots of it. However, for some reason, Jamie Dornan does not completely disrobe for the camera, which is odd. His character does in the film, so apparently, there was an active decision to not adapt that particular part of the novel for the screen. There's at least one scene that, quite graphically, could have balanced the film's scales a little bit.
My inner goddess cheers loudly to the rafters, and I drop to my knees in front of him. Rather clumsily and with shaking fingers, I undo his waistband and fly, then yank down his jeans and boxers and he springs free. wow.
So...that's not really open to interpretation. That's a naked dude right there. However, if you're going to see Fifty Shades Darker in order to see Jamie's Dornan, you'll be sadly disappointed because this scene is nowhere in the movie. In the lead up to the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, there was a fair amount of discussion about whether or not Jamie Dornan might provide some full frontal nudity for the film. His co-star Dakota Johnson thought it would only be fair if he did, going so far as to say "everybody wants to see the D." If that's true then lots of people will leave the theater feeling disappointed this weekend.
It's possible that the reason not to include this particular scene from the book was something other than a desire to avoid male nudity, at the same time there clearly wasn't a feeling that the scene should be included specifically for that reason. While male nudity is one of those things that seems to be intentionally avoided most of the time, one would assume that the audience attending Fifty Shades Darker wouldn't exactly be offended by it.
For what's worth, Jamie Dornan never seemed to be particularly against doing it when asked, so it probably wasn't a case of him refusing to do it, but who knows.
Considering how much time Dakota Johnson spends out of wardrobe in these movies, it would seem only fair that Jamie Dornan meet his co-star at least part way. We know that the movies have had to go to some fairly extreme, and potentially equally embarrassing lengths, in order to avoid showing off Jamie's twig and berries. It might just be easier to not do that and let the camera see whatever it sees.
Will a lack of Jamie Dornan privates impact your plans to see the Fifty Shades Darker? Let us know in the comments whether this is a travesty of cinema.