To tease fans a little more ahead of the release of Â the highly expected Fifty Shades Of Grey, W magazine has unveiledÂ some behind the scenes photos of the actors.
Thus,Â Dakota Johnson, 25, can be seen naked and sprawled on a rug in front of a casually clad Jamie Dornan in one shot from the screen adaptation of the E.L. James novel.
“The duo are also photographed in steamy clinches in the black and white stills from the movie – which gets its nationwide release on Friday,” The Daily Mail writes. “In another image the couple are seen in bed, with Dornan lying on top of a blind-folded Johnson.”
Director of the franchise, Sam Taylor-Johnson, explained of the still: “A shot of the scene where Jamie drips wine from his mouth into Dakota’s, then seduces her with an ice cube.”
Taylor-Johnson also admittedÂ that another photo – which shows Johnson caressing Dornan’s face – was from the first lovemaking scene in the movie.
He said: “There were probably 10 to 15 people in the room. It’s an incredibly intimate shot in an unintimate setting.”
Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in the film and recently named that scene – where she loses her virginity to Dornan’s Christian Grey – her favourite scene.
“The virginity scene I think is something that is so beautiful,” Johnson added.
“And the way that [cinematographer] Seamus [McGarvey] and [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] shot that scene â€“ it’s really incredible.”
Meanwhile some critics have complained that there wasn’t enough nudity or evidence of the throes of passion.
“Free of full-frontal nudity and excessive thrusting and, well, orgasming as this movie is, it never gets to that envelope-pushing place. Which I suspect will disappoint many people, understandably. Oh well. Maybe Iâ€™m a sex-shaming prude, but I didnâ€™t mind getting the less explicit version, because the movie is at its best when it keeps things swift and light,” writesÂ Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair.
“Gone are the truly dreadful aspects of the book, and the biggest surprise may be that Ana and Christian have developed senses of humor. Still, the film never pretends to be other than what it really is: soft-core porn for the ladies, diluted with an ‘R’ rating,” critisizes the movieÂ Sara Stewart, New York Post.
“Itâ€™s a drama that can scarcely sustain one movie, let alone three, and as our heroine becomes ever more aware of just how dark Christianâ€™s dark side is, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ starts to lose its sense of humor and elicit the wrong kind of giggles — climaxing with a hilariously overblown S&M montage laden with so many slow-motion dissolves as to suggest that Ana wasnâ€™t the only one wearing a blindfold during the assembly,” belivesÂ Justin Chang, Variety.
“Lifted from the first of E.L. James’ wildly successful novels, which started as a form of ‘Twilight’ fan fiction, the movie plays strictly by the book — which is hardly a compliment. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson from Kelly Marcel’s screenplay, the considerable talent behind the camera and a modicum of considerable performances yield a few undeniable guilty pleasures, but most viewers will be seeking a safe word to escape this two-hour-plus mess of half-baked excess,” concludedÂ Eric Kohn, Indiewire.