Jamie Dornan: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Isn’t Misogynistic or Anti-Feminist
Speaking with the publication, the model-turned-actor says the E.L. James adaption, in which he plays a businessman who gets into kinky relationship opposite of Dakota Johnson’s submissive character, says the plot focuses more on about the love story between the two leads than physical sex.
“The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect,” he explains. “I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can’t just be what happens in the Red Room, that’s not a film. There’s so much more going on than that.”
He continues, “I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men. It’s a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it.”
“I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did…whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives,” he recounts. “I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.’ It was an interesting evening.”
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