*And I know that I am NOT! I have written on this film before…The story behind the whole S&M thang (which, BTW, I am NOT into) based on the best-selling trilogy of books from British author, E. L. James — the first of which was written in 2011. But as photos begin to leak showing characters Anastacia Steele and Christian Grey, brought to life magnificently by actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan respectively, it reminds me of how excited I am to see them as a married couple in “Fifty Shades Darker.”
Not to mention how this powerful franchise (the books have been around for years) will continue to give our brother, Marlon Wayans, fuel for what he probably hopes will be a franchise when his “Fifty Shades of Black” movie grows up.
Dornan and Johnson were spotted filming Fifty Shades Darker in Vancouver, Canada recently. It’s really going to be a trip — especially for those who have seen the first film, Fifty Shades of Grey, (that BTW boosted The Weeknd’s song, Earned It, from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack to heights greater than he probably EVER expected it to go) buying into the fact that a woman who we first met as a rather goofy, sexually inexperienced waiflike creature not only snags this wealthy-but-weird dude, but then gets a marriage proposal out of him and finally, gets that home with a picket fence and little family.
Oh sorry. Did I tell too much?
The Weeknd’s music did a LOT for the film, too! He even stated, “The film and my music is a match made in heaven. If you listen to my album or any of the past work I’ve done, it’s very ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.'”
The song was expressly written for Fifty Shades of Gray. Take a look at behind the scenes of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” directly below.
But back to the franchise. If you missed seeing the original film, because maybe you were embarrassed to go see it alone; scared to show interest because you didn’t want other Black folks to judge you, or just plain forgot about it because you had sh*t to do in your life — you can now catch it for a fee online.
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In the meantime, as they gear up for Fifty Shades Darker, here’s a few behind-the-scenes photos of the Vancouver shoot.
Below: Jamie Dornan looking all casual Christian Grey. I hear the actor doesn’t even smile much in real life.
Dakota Johnson, playing catch below, who anyone living on this planet knows is the daughter of Miami Vice actor, Don Johnson, and Melanie Griffith, got the role not only because she was capable of doing it, but, where other actresses may have been a bit shy about some of the erotic scenes, had no problem at all with being nekked!
Below: PROOF that this former waif and her still-working-on-not-having-issues billionaire really did tie the knot!
Below: One of the moments of normalcy I suppose we can expect from the upcoming film.
And yet another…
Anyway, enough of the talk and photos. You can watch an Official Trailer for the new film, which will make its theatrical debut in 2017 directly below.
BUT FIRST: Will you DARE to venture out to see the film (or even watch the 1st one in the privacy of your own home) now? Heh. Heh. Heh.
And now its got the additional talents of my girl, Michelle Pfeiffer (at least she shows up in the trailer)…with Olivia Wilde, Marcia Gay Harden and MANY more. Hey, there’s even a sista in this one!
Fifty Shades Darker is set for release February 10, 2017.