As I’m sure many of you know, Fifty Shades of Grey is being adapted into a movie – this is not recent news. What is recent news is the list that we’ve constructed of the top ten scenes that we’re most excited to see come to life. There will
obviously be spoilers in the list below. I ordered the scenes chronologically, and added the page numbers at the end of each paragraph to make it easier for those of you who would like to look them up in the book! (You’re welcome.) There also may or may not be a variation of cuss words in the headers and descriptions below, just warning y’all. Fifty Shades is scheduled to be released into theaters February 13, 2015.
From the first moment that Ana busted ass into Christian Grey’s office, I immediately related to her. Honestly, it would be my luck to walk into the office of a guy that resembled a Greek god, only to trip over my own two feet on the way in. Not only does she stumble her way into his office, but she then proceeds to ask him if he’s gay as an interview question. Talk about awkward. Apart from those two mishaps, the rest of the scene is filled with unresolved sexual tension that I’m sure will be bursting off the screen.
Portland Coffee House
This is definitely not a sexual scene. At all. Nevertheless, I still love it. It’s so personal, and the relationship is just budding. Ana and Christian are just now learning the little things about each other that make them tick – and I find that adorable. One of my favorite exchanges between Ana and Christian is in this scene, actually.
“You seem nervous around men.”
Holy crap, that’s personal. I’m just nervous around you, Grey.
“I find you intimidating.” I flush scarlet, but mentally pat myself on the back for my candor, and gaze at my hands again. I hear his sharp intake of breath.
“You should find me intimidating.” He nods. “You’re very honest. Please don’t look down. I like to see your face.”
Oh. I glance at him, and he gives me an encouraging but wry smile.
“It gives me some sort of clue what you might be thinking,” he breathes. “You’re a mystery, Miss Steele.”
They’re just precious, especially in the beginning when they’re almost shy around each other. Ah. Feels.
Consent is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, Ana’s friend José is no longer familiar with the simple concept once you get a few drinks in him. It’s obvious that he has more-than-friendly emotions for her, but that the feelings are unrequited. This doesn’t seem to slow him down as he continuously attempts to kiss her outside of the bar while she is throwing up. Not to mention that she’s repeatedly said “no” and “stop” to him, but he still attempts to pursue her. Grody. Luckily, Ana’s knight in shining armor, (Christian. Who else?) shows up just in time to prevent her from being further harassed by her inebriated photographer pal.
List of Firsts
There is a huge list of firsts in the book for both Christian and Ana. But, to be honest, the adorable list is Christian’s. (Sorry, Ana.) He’s experienced on some levels, obviously, but not so much on basic ones that you would assume anyone would be quite familiar with. Sleeping in the bed with someone, “vanilla” sex, having sex to certain songs, introducing someone of interest to his mother. Now, obviously, the taking someone up in his helicopter isn’t really something normal people would be accustomed to, either, but I digress. It’s just super cute watching him experience each of these simple pleasures, and I can’t wait to see his reactions in the film. (Seriously; I can. Not. Wait.)
“Oh, fuck the paperwork.”
Hands down one of the hottest scenes in the book, and they’re not even having sex. Though they haven’t quite gotten to the ‘sex level’ of the relationship quite yet, this scene between Ana and Christian does not lack sexiness at all. A beautiful man disregarding all of his previous requirements just so we can have a quick, steamy moment in an elevator? Count me in.
“Oh, fuck the paperwork,” he growls. He lunges at me, pushing me against the wall of the elevator. Before I know it, he’s got both of my hands in one of his in a viselike grip above my head, and he’s pinning me to the wall with his hips. Holy shit. His other hand grabs my hair and yanks down, bringing my face up, and his lips are on mine. It’s only just not painful…He wants me. Christian Grey, Greek god, wants me, and I want him, here…now, in the elevator.
Hot and heavy? More like stifling. Not only is this scene fantastically hot, but it also gave us the great quote:
“What is it about elevators?”
I’m not quite sure, Christian, but I’ll be more than happy to help you find out. (If you know what I mean.)
This scene isn’t of dire importance, but I am definitely excited to see it. A sexy man flying a helicopter? Yes, please. If you can properly control and handle any machine that’s not on four wheels, I am automatically attracted to you as I’m sure most women actually would be. It wouldn’t hurt if said person looked like Christian Grey, either. There’s also some major foreshadowing of Christian’s kinky side:
“You’re secure, no escaping,” he whispers.
Then soon after saying:
“I like this harness,” he whispers.
The man likes to whisper, I’ll tell you that. Though, of course Ana barely thought anything of the ominous comments at the time. I know I definitely wouldn’t have thought anything of it. I’m sure she looked back later and was like, “oh wow, he basically admitted he wanted to tie me up. Didn’t catch that one.” Oops. Oh, well.
Even though this isn’t the most action-packed scene in the book, it’s important nonetheless. When Christian hands Ana the NDA, she sees that he is truly not playing around. This man is seriously dedicated to having rules, keeping secrets, and over all being in control. It’s a turning point for our leading lady, because she makes the decision to continue onwards and explore this new side of Mr. Grey that she had never before seen. Granted, she only signed the NDA and not the actual dom-sub contract, but she still THOUGHT that she would eventually sign it, and continued to pursue the relationship anyway. Basically, she’s brave as hell. She seemed a little skeptical at first, because who in their right mind wouldn’t be, but she eventually gave in. Personally, one of my favorite lines throughout the whole series happens to be in this scene.
“Okay, and what do I get out of this?”
He shrugs and looks almost apologetic.
“Me,” he says simply.
I seriously have no idea why, but that one word got me. He just sounds so hot saying it, regardless of the fact that I’m reading it and not hearing it. (Stop judging me.) At that moment, I would’ve been like ‘okay, buddy let’s get to it’, but that’s just me. This also happens to be the scene where Christian finds out that Ana isn’t quite as experienced as he is, (understatement of the century,) and quickly moves to “rectify the situation” which ultimately brings us to the next scene listed.
If you’re not excited about Ana and Christian’s first sexual encounter, then you are lying to yourself, my friend. Not only is this a first for Ana, but a first for Christian as well. Having only ever been exposed to a say, rougher, type of sex, our sweet Christian experiences his first bout of “vanilla” sex. How romantic. No, seriously, it’s actually romantic. Well, kind of. It’s more hot and heavy than romantic, but the two can go hand in hand, right?
Red Room of Pain
People: prepare yourself for all the kinky fuckery. Once he steps into the “playroom” as he so casually calls it, Mr. Grey is a different person, and that is NOT a bad thing. His super sexy dominant side comes out to play, and both Ana and I love every second of it. The first time she sees the self-dubbed Red Room, she is extremely cautious. The sight frightens her, and why wouldn’t it? I’d probably be a little freaked out if I walked into a room that contained extreme bondage devices as well as various types of whips and instruments of pain. It’s only logical. But, after spending more time with him, the controlling side of Christian appeals to her, and it was seriously only a matter of time before she asked to go into the playroom voluntarily. This scene did not disappoint, and I’m sure that most if not all of the readers are beyond ecstatic to see this scene play out.
Ah, the punishment. Honestly, Ana kind of asked for this one. (Literally. She asked him for it.) She knew Christian had not just a kinky side, but also a dark side. He is a tortured soul that refuses to open up. It’s obvious that he’s harboring some deep and disturbing secrets. Hell, he won’t even let her touch him. That’s a different level of messed up. She knows this. She’s seen it first hand, yet she still comes up with the brilliant (and by brilliant I mean wildly idiotic) idea to let him hurt her as much as he can so that he can successfully relieve himself of the burning desire to inflict pain. Obviously, this plan backfires. Christian got a little bit too into it, and scared Ana away. What began as a playful chase around the kitchen ended in total disaster:
“Five.” My voice is more a choked, strangled sob, and in this moment I think I hate him…I hear him drop the belt behind me, and he’s pulling me into his arms, all breathless and compassionate…and I want none of him.
“Let go…no…” And I find myself struggling out of his grasp, pushing him away. Fighting him.
“Don’t touch me!” I hiss…I dash the tears angrily out of my eyes with the backs of my hands, glaring at him.
“This is what you really like? Me, like this?”
…He gazes at me warily.
“Well, you are one fucked up son of a bitch.”
“Ana,” he pleads, shocked.
“Don’t you dare ‘Ana’ me! You need to sort your shit out, Grey!”
Surprise, surprise. Her plan didn’t go the way she intended. Instead of furthering their trust and relationship, it destroyed it. One simple suggestion turned into an action that tore the couple apart in a devastating break up.
Though there are plenty of other scenes that I am definitely excited to see, these my top ten. I’m super pumped to see my “fifty shades of fucked up” man on the big screen February 13, 2015, and I hope y’all are too!
Edit update (8/15/14): I replaced the old images I had for screenshots I took of the trailer. Also, it looks like most, if not all, of the scenes I picked out will be in the movie! (According to the trailer.) SO, YAY!