Berlin fest won’t let Fifty Shades wear out welcome
In a move that kind of makes Germany’s prestigious Berlinale seem kind of desperate, Fifty Shades of Grey will be celebrating its international premiere at the 65th annual edition of the film festival, programmers announced this week. The press release even goes so far as to call the roles of Christian Grey ( Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steel (Dakota Johnson) “iconic.”
Guys, come on. This is soft-core S&M porn originally written as fan fiction for Twilight, an already pretty terrible book series.
The festival also announced they’ll be screening the film only once, meaning either they’re really trying to build up excitement around it or they’re secretly embarrassed about screening it at all. I’m going with the latter.