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Fifty Shades of Grey will not feature the novel's infamous tampon scene

01.21.2015

I will start this out with a bit of honesty: I tried reading FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Yeah, before the novels exploded into success, I tried the first few pages of the novel and was completely blown away by just how poorly written it was. I mean, the writing is on par with a high school creative writing class and that may be a generous assessment. Needless to say, the filmmakers needed to tweak the material a bit to make it worthy of being a feature film. That means excising or changing some sections of the novel.

One scene in question has become known as "The Tampon Scene". Fans of the novel have been wondering if this moment from the book would be translated for the big screen and the answer is a resounding no. For those of you who want to know (trust me, you don't), the scene has Christian Grey pulling a tampon out of Anastasia Steele. Yeah. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson says there wasn't any discussion about including the scene, but producer Michael De Luca gives a little more insight in the changes from page to screen.

“The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience. A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that. It’s a completely different medium.”

They go on to say the balance of sex in the film is about even with the non-carnal scenes which may be disappointing or encouraging depending on which camp you fall in regarding the film. Here is what author E.L. James had to say about it.

“People who haven’t read the books might be surprised that there isn’t more sex on the screen, but that’s because they’ve gone by media reports of ‘Fifty Shades,’ which have tended to err on the side of the sensational. I’m pretty sure the millions of fans who have the read the trilogy will think there is enough sex.”

As someone who respects a good sexual thriller, something we don't get many of from Hollywood these days, this could be good news that FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is actually a film rather than another TWILIGHT retread. I mean, there is no way the movie can be as poorly written as the books, right? Right?

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY dominates screens beginning February 13th.

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Source: Variety

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8:58AM on 01/22/2015
Along the lines of Twilight, this movie is going to make huge cash. Even though its going to be utter crap.
Along the lines of Twilight, this movie is going to make huge cash. Even though its going to be utter crap.
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10:58PM on 01/21/2015

50 shades of I don't care

if you guys ( and girls) want some REAL entertainment to do with this book, check out this review of it on goodreads - the .gifs that illustrate things are so well done, you will be laughing pretty damn hard

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if you guys ( and girls) want some REAL entertainment to do with this book, check out this review of it on goodreads - the .gifs that illustrate things are so well done, you will be laughing pretty damn hard

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9:34PM on 01/21/2015

could careless about the book

just want to see the movie to see all the hype. tampon scene seems like something out of a french sex movie.
just want to see the movie to see all the hype. tampon scene seems like something out of a french sex movie.
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7:43PM on 01/21/2015

Couldn't have said it better.....

I enjoy the genre, but despise the horrifically bad (and obviously written by a non-experienced fangirl) writing.

I'll be waiting for the DVD, then watching Dakota's nude scenes. That's about the only thing that will be worth seeing in this embarrassment.
I enjoy the genre, but despise the horrifically bad (and obviously written by a non-experienced fangirl) writing.

I'll be waiting for the DVD, then watching Dakota's nude scenes. That's about the only thing that will be worth seeing in this embarrassment.
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6:59PM on 01/21/2015
You can't take that out! It that was vital to the plot!
You can't take that out! It that was vital to the plot!
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6:37PM on 01/21/2015
There will be Blood!
There will be Blood!
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6:25PM on 01/21/2015

This movie wont have any of the scenes...

There is nothing in the book that will make it to theaters. This movie is going to blow. The book was horrible too, it was just shitty writing for old ladies who pray too much.
There is nothing in the book that will make it to theaters. This movie is going to blow. The book was horrible too, it was just shitty writing for old ladies who pray too much.
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6:17PM on 01/21/2015
Not sure this type of site should be critiquing the sophistication of the writing. I have no idea what the scene is, but glad to hear its gone, since I'm sure I'll be seeing this movie at some point out of sheer curiosity, and could do without any tampon related viewing.
Not sure this type of site should be critiquing the sophistication of the writing. I have no idea what the scene is, but glad to hear its gone, since I'm sure I'll be seeing this movie at some point out of sheer curiosity, and could do without any tampon related viewing.
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6:26PM on 01/21/2015
You don't understand the whole point of the movie then. Just stay far away from this movie, don't watch it at all but if you do see it don't criticize the moments that made the book famous.
You don't understand the whole point of the movie then. Just stay far away from this movie, don't watch it at all but if you do see it don't criticize the moments that made the book famous.
6:42PM on 01/21/2015
Jojo, we're not exactly writing Shakespeare on "this type of site", but we can certainly comment on (and recognize) the quality of a fiction novel, especially one as renowned as 50 Shades of Grey. The novel is commonly regarded as poorly written, but with a high level of salacious entertainment for a niche audience.
Jojo, we're not exactly writing Shakespeare on "this type of site", but we can certainly comment on (and recognize) the quality of a fiction novel, especially one as renowned as 50 Shades of Grey. The novel is commonly regarded as poorly written, but with a high level of salacious entertainment for a niche audience.
8:25PM on 01/21/2015
You certainly can
You certainly can
5:48PM on 01/21/2015
Such a fuss over a bad Twilight fanfic.
Such a fuss over a bad Twilight fanfic.
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7:00PM on 01/21/2015
Even worse: it's a GOOD Twilight fanfic
Even worse: it's a GOOD Twilight fanfic
5:45PM on 01/21/2015
Want to see such a scene? Just go watch "Wetlands" instead.
Want to see such a scene? Just go watch "Wetlands" instead.
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5:10PM on 01/21/2015

Darn. That was the only scene I was waiting for!

I was also hoping that my local theater would serve Bloody Mary drinks for all screenings. Oh well.
Looks like they've lost MY money for this!
I was also hoping that my local theater would serve Bloody Mary drinks for all screenings. Oh well.
Looks like they've lost MY money for this!
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5:06PM on 01/21/2015
A loser wants his red wings, gross.Thank god they`re not putting THAT in the film.It`s already a horror movie.
A loser wants his red wings, gross.Thank god they`re not putting THAT in the film.It`s already a horror movie.
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5:06PM on 01/21/2015
They should have just replaced the tampon with a series of colourful handkerchiefs.
They should have just replaced the tampon with a series of colourful handkerchiefs.
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4:58PM on 01/21/2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015!!
May 1, 2015!!
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4:40PM on 01/21/2015
fuckin gross
fuckin gross
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