There will be no – we repeat, no – full frontal nudity in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Jamie Dornan, the 32-year-old Northern Irish actor poised to bring Christian Grey to the big screen, is keen for fans of EL James’ naughty novels to know that, however graphic the books may be, there will be no shots of his “todger” in the Fifty Shades the film.
“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic,” he told The Observer.
“There were contracts in place that said that viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… my todger,” he added.
News that no “todgers” will be seen on screen might come as a disappointment for fans hoping the film will be as x-rated as the bestselling novels – “I am never going to please all 100 million people who read the book,” said Dornan. “I’ll be lucky if half that number are happy with me playing Christian Grey. I know there are campaigns of hate against me already” – but, personally, I think this is good news.
We don’t really want to be ogling genitals while stuffing our faces with popcorn, do we? Plus, on the screen, the suggestion of sex is much more sexy than full frontal nudity. Especially when you’re surrounded by other people’s mums…
Fifty Shades of Grey hits UK cinemas on 13th February 2015