Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has tried to clear some air about what his latest movie will be about in an interview with Elle UK magazine. He has defended claims that the movie is anti-feminist and misogynist in nature.
The 32-year-old actor plays Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of EL James' best selling novel of the same name and has forever been critisized by feminists all over the world for its misogynistic overtones.
“I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissive than women. Very powerful men,” he said.
He further said that the romantic relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele was more important in the film than the BDSM acts and whatever happened in the 'red room of pain'.
“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,” he told Elle magazine.
The actor had done a lot of research on BDSM for his role.
“It’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,” he said.
The movie starring Dakota Johnson alongside Dornan and will be released in time for Valentine’s Day 2015.