Dornan Talks “Fifty Shades” Misogyny

A little over a month ahead of its debut, the upcoming film version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is already being labelled misogynistic in some corners. However, the film’s male star Jamie Dornan tells Elle UK that far too much attention has been paid to the kinkier aspects of the story and not the romance at its heart:

“The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can’t just be what happens in the Red Room, that’s not a film. There’s so much more going on than that.”

Dornan had previously admitted he visited sex clubs and dungeons to research the role, saying he watched a show involving “a dominant with one of his two submissives” and the experience sported “plenty of kink… and plenty laughter”:

“I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic… But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men. [I]t’s a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it.”

The “Fifty Shades of Gray” film is currently targeting a February 14th release.