Fifty Shades (Trilogy)
FIFTY SHADES DARKER (18)
D: James Foley
Universal/Perfect World/Trigger Street (Michael DeLuca, E.L. James, Dana Brunetti & Marcus Viscidi)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: Niall Leonard [based on the insipid trash masquerading as a novel by E.L. James]
DP: John Schwartzman
Ed: Richard Francis-Bruce
Mus: Danny Elfman
Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele), Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey), Eric Johnson (Jack Hyde), Eloise Mumford (Kate Kavanagh), Bella Heathcote (Leila Williams), Rita Ora (Mia Grey), Kim Basinger (Elena Lincoln)
A sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey, because "No means Yes" if you're rich and "handsome". Also, E.L. James churned out three of these fucking books and the first movie made a shitload of money for some reason I honestly cannot fathom.
The story sees the billionaire rapist cram his way back into wet lettuce Anastasia Steele's life because he wants to "renegotiate terms", so he can whip and fuck her at weekends a little bit more. Of course, the best way to do this is to stalk her, buy the company she works for and practically prostitute her for his own titillation. What a gentleman.
Kim Basinger also turns up (caked in clownish makeup) as one of Grey's former lovers and she's less than impressed that she isn't the one being gimped at weekends & treated like a piece of property. Anastasia also has to deal with a rapey boss, but she's not into him because he's not billionaire-rich.
Honestly, these stories are just trash, and although they may provide a little bit of kink for middle aged women with a questionable sex life, as movies they're just insanely dull, poorly acted, insipid bullshit with a terrible message that romance and sexual relationships are just a rich man's plaything.