BDSM Movies; Who’s Good For Them?

By on October 21, 2013

Hollywood Actors

I’m in two minds about how I feel about the big Charlie Hunnam walk out from the role of 50 Shades of Grey’s Christian Grey. On the one hand, I don’t really care; on the other, I’m intrigued as to why an actor who’s not that massive in Tinsel Town would walk out on a role that would bring him so much attention.

Charlie HunnamIt does give Hunnam a certain charm to walk away from sexual popularity as it’s not really a thing guys do, particularly in showbiz. And he’s made a point of actually not wanting that kind of attention. How cool. Perhaps this whole thing was a ploy for him to get his name out there in all the press surrounding the making of 50 Shades and then the big walk out to make him look too serious of an actor to play the main character of a book that was widely criticised as atrocious writing. I’m not here to say if it was or wasn’t (it wasn’t literary genius, let’s leave it at that) but there has been a lot of anger from S&M enthusiasts saying it shames the S&M world. Maybe Hunnam is standing up for bondage and refusing to portray it as the book does. Or, maybe he’s being a diva about how much he’s being paid. Until Jonathan Ross gets him on that chat show, we’ll just have to continue spreading rumours.

According to various (tabloid) sources, Hunnam was due to be paid £125,000 for the role. If you’re speaking Hollywood, no it’s not a lot. But, for bondage fans who take part in real life similar roles for free, it’s a crazy amount to say no to. Why has the role not been offered to a real life Fifty Shades Imagedungeon master who’s looking to break into movies?! There must be one somewhere! I can’t think of anyone on our big screens who fits the role or could play it convincingly without reminding me of past Rom-Coms they’ve been in. And I’m definitely not looking forward to the cheesy gleaming Hollywood smile and ocean blue eyes and perfectly flowing blonde man locks.

Whatever happens with the role and the film, I have an inkling this will be a rare case of ‘the film was better than the book.’ Not saying the film is certain to be great; just better. Not saying the book was poorly written; but, you know. It’s going to be one of those movies none of us will want to watch but many of us will, just because we want to know how, who, why, woah.

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