The Wonder That is Fifty Shades of Grey

The steamy and probably most controversial movie this 2015 had dominated the box office here in Singapore. The film was released on February 12, 2015. Four days after its release, the movie already earned SGD 900,000. The movie is Rated 21 and it was released here without any cuts. It surpassed David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is the currently hottest topic here in Singapore. Avid fans rushed to the cinemas to see the film even with the long queue. It does not end there because non-fans also joined the frenzy. For people who still want to catch the movie, they can still watch it since it is still screening – just do not forget their identification cards.

Why all this frenzy? Before it was announced that Fifty Shades of Grey will be adapted to a movie, people are reading the erotic romance novel by E.L James. When fans heard about the adaptation, everyone was excited and finally it is here. Here are some things that you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey:

  • Plot: The story revolves around the growing and deepening relationship of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Anastasia is a 21 year-old college senior who was asked by her best friend Kate Kavanagh to do the interview of Christian Grey in behalf of her (since Kate is ill). Christian is a successful and wealthy man. When Christian laid an eye to Ana, he was suddenly attracted to her and the plot thickens. Christian told Ana of his desires and showed her a contract. Ana agreed to sign but later ran away because she was overwhelmed by the BDSM (Bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission and Sadism/masochism) arrangement. They did not speak until Ana’s graduation. Christian was a guest speaker in the event. Eventually Ana agreed and signed the contract. Towards the end of the story, Christian showed her how extreme their BDSM relationship could become but Ana realized they are not compatible.

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  • Casts: Anastasia Steele is played by Dakota Johnson, Christian Grey by Jamie Dornan, Kate Kavanagh by Eloise Mumford, Elliot Grey by Luke Grimes and Mia Grey by Rita Ora.
  • Installations: The novel have three installations or volumes. The first is Fifty Shades of Grey followed by Fifty Shades Darker and the last installation is Fifty Shades Freed. As for the movie, Focus Features and the Universal Pictures secured the rights to the trilogy on March 2012.
  • Controversies: There are many controversies revolving around Fifty Shades. There are people who criticize the novel because of its fan fiction origins. These people think that Fifty Shades bear resemblance to Twilight. There’s also the depiction of BDSM.

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