Just when I thought I couldn’t hate the upcoming "Fifty Shades" film more…
… I read an article about Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) on Jezebel.com.
(Yes, this is a rant. But that’s a good thing. If I’m pissed off, that means I’m feeling something again. I’ll take righteous indignation over the depths of depression any day.)
According to this article, Dornan did an interview for Elle UK magazine, for the upcoming February issue. In it, he talked about how he “researched” for his role by visiting a BDSM dungeon. The way he talked about the experience made it sound like he had done something extremely distasteful. And he topped it off by saying that afterward, he went home to his wife and baby, and that he had to take a long shower before he would touch either one of them.
So, our culture made you feel unclean, Jamie? Fuck. You.
I wonder if, now that the piece of dreck’s release is imminent, this is a last-ditch attempt to distance himself from the role. (“I’m not one of those people, really!”) Interesting. He’s too good to hang out in a dungeon without having to go home and de-louse himself, but he can still play the sickest of sick fucks and take a heap of money for it. What a hypocrite.
Twitter buzzed a bit about this today. I tweeted, “HE NEEDED A SHOWER??” Yeah, all caps shout-speak. And Jillian Keenan herself tweeted back to me, “We have cooties, Erica. COOTIES.” Then she tweeted directly to Dornan himself: “You’ve hurt our feelings, @JamieDornan.”
Oooh, Mr. Big Shot himself is on Twitter? I couldn’t resist my own tweet to him. He’d mentioned in the article that when he got there, they offered him a beer. So I tweeted: “‘They offered me a beer.’ Sure it was beer, Jamie? You know how twisted and disgusting we are. :-)”
What a little piss-ant. Please, people. If you have any regard for our community whatsoever, boycott this film. Granted, it’s going to make gazillions of dollars anyway. But it shouldn’t make any money from us — The Great Unwashed Sickies. The real people behind the exploitation books and movies.
Wanna read the Jezebel piece? Here you go.
Blech. Now I need a shower.
EDIT: By the way, since I’ve been kind of out of it for the past week, this may very well be old news that people already wrote about. If so, my apologies for the redundancy.