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Fifty Shades of Grey tying firemen up in knots –
The film version of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson premières in London and the London Fire Brigade are expecting a “spike” in people being stuck or trapped in handcuffs or rings. In November, firefighters were called by doctors at King’s College Hospital to cut two steel rings from a man’s genitals, which he had been unable to remove for three days and the brigade was called by a woman whose husband had become locked in a chastity belt.
Jamie Dornan at the world première of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Double decker bus saves naked man from fire –
A man trapped in a house fire in Braintree, Essex UK may have had his life saved after a bus driver managed to manoeuvre his double decker bus close enough for the man to jump onto the roof. The man had been taking a shower and jumped from the third-floor window naked onto the bus. After throwing him some clothes the man managed to climb down with minor injuries.
Bonham Carter strips for fish –
Helena Bonham Carter has also got naked and hugged a 27kg tuna between her legs despite claiming to have a fish phobia. The photoshoot was in aid of a Blue Marine Foundation campaign against over-fishing. Bonham Carter separated from her partner Tim Burton on December 24th 2014.
Helena Bonham Carter
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Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer
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Fifty questions the Huffington Post had about the film Fifty Shades of Grey
- Why does Jamie Dornan look so bored the whole time?
- Are pencils always phallic?
- Is it really appropriate for a journalism student to make her roommate do an interview for her?
- Couldn’t Ana’s roommate have just done a phone interview? Or Skyped?
- Why do people keep taking Ana’s food?
- Why do Ana and Christian leave the beautiful sushi that was served to them untouched?
- What is on the “pre-approved list of foods” mentioned in Ana and Christian’s contract?
- But, seriously, does anyone in this movie actually eat?
- Is the real problem that they’re just“hangry”?
- Can Ana name a Black Keys song, or does she just wear a Black Keys T-shirt for the street cred?
- How many graphic tees can one college girl own?
- What was her thesis about?
- Why does Ana have a flip phone?
- Why won’t Christian buy Ana a better phone, but he’ll buy her a Macbook? (Like, seriously, girl needs some apps and some iMessage.)
- Should we start using “Do you sell cable ties” as a pickup line?
- Do you really need to tell someone “you’re not the woman for me” after having one cup of coffee?
- How do Ana and her roommate afford such a nice apartment?
- Do they have jobs?
- Has anyone else in the history of the world been that excited to go to Seattle?
- Is the Seattle tourism bureau celebrating the sexy rep this movie has brought to their rainy city?
- Why is Ana’s inbox completely empty except for three emails from Christian?
- What actually comes up when you Google “submissive”? *Immediately googles “submissive.”*
- Is saying “No escaping now,” supposed to be murdery or sexy?
- Where is the line between “making love” and “f**king hard”?
- Why would anyone have a business meeting in the dark? Editing contracts under mood lighting might seem sexier, but it would also make it impossible to read words.
- How does Christian know what bar Ana is at with her friends — and which restaurant she’s at with her mom?
- Is he telepathic?
- Does Christian break into Ana’s apartment after she breaks up with him? (Because… creepy.)
- Isn’t losing your virginity generally an awkward experience — especially when a man is ramming into you with disturbingly little foreplay?
- Why aren’t there more movies that show female pubic hair, leg hair and arm hair? (Spoiler alert: It exists! And we actually see a bit of it in “Fifty Shades.”)
- Since when is it acceptable (or romantic) to surprise sell someone’s car?
- Why are we allowed to see so much boob and so little dick in R-rated movies? Huh, MPAA? We’re lookin’ at you.
- Is riding in a glider super fun… Or is it exactly how you die?
- Can Marcia Gay Harden be our mom?
- How much wine can one really baby-bird feed to another person? (Seems wasteful… and sticky.)
- Should we insist on being carried out of the bedroom like a wounded animal and/or Ariana Grande after having sex?
- Did Jamie Dornan have a butt double?
- If so, can we have his number? If not… well done, sir.
- Does anyone even drink Cosmos anymore? They’re oh-so “Sex and the City.”
- Is “Laters, baby” the world’s least sexy sign-off?
- Has any real person ever said “Laters, baby”? (If so… never do it again.)
- How exactly does one become “50 shades of f**ked up”?
- Where did Christian learn to fishtail braid?
- Which is a better arm workout: Blowdrying your hair or being cuffed to the ceiling?
- Can being stroked with a riding crop really make someone cum?
- Are we really supposed to believe that BDSM is only for people who have tragic backstories? Because that’s bullsh*t.
- Can Beyoncé sing in the background every time we have sex from now on?
- But, actually, where can we purchase the “Fifty Shades” soundtrack?
- Just how awkward was it to film this movie?
- And most importantly… Will Ana actually eat solid FOOD in the sequel?
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