It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will not come close to the raw ridiculousness of its source material. One person who’s not very happy about that? Author E.L. James, who apparently got into multiple screaming matches with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, presumably over the lack of male full-frontal nudity and erotic tampon scenes in Taylor-Johnson’s vision for the film. “It was difficult, I’m not going to lie,” the filmmaker told Porter. “We definitely fought, but they were creative fights, and we would resolve them.” And then, because every Fifty Shades interview needs to include at least one instance of unsexy British slang, she added: “We would have proper on-set barneys … it was about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying her vision of what she’d written as well as my need to visualize this person on screen.”
Sam Taylor-Johnson (left) and E.L. James (right).