Fifty Shades of Grey – Review
By David Baldwin
I am by no means the target audience for Fifty Shades of Grey, but I was just as curious as everyone else when the film was first announced. This may have been due to the baffling initial casting of Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam, but mostly because of everything I had heard and read about E.L. James’ massively popular book series. Sadly Hunnam dropped out, but my interest remained piqued for the Twilight-inspired saga.
Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is an English literature undergrad on the cusp of graduation. Her roommate is sick, so she offers to sub in to interview billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for the school paper. Despite their awkward first encounter, there is an immediate connection between the pair. After a few more not-so casual meetings, they quickly realize their mutual attraction. Anastasia wants a normal relationship, but Christian is interested in something a bit more kinky.