Saturday May 30, 2020

Haven’t we been punished enough?

It’s time to slip off the shackles: the Fifty Shades of Grey novelty factor is all over

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

15th February, 2015
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey

The whips, the cable ties, the inner goddesses, the carnal rhythms: just when you thought the Fifty Shades of Grey circus had finally left town for good, along with billionaire Christian Grey’s brown plaited riding crop, EL James’s smash erotic romance has returned in film format, arriving with comic precision in time for Valentine’s weekend. Bottoms up, Ireland. The boom-boom is back.

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