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Fifty Shades Scribe Hasn't Seen the Film

How bad does your experience making a film have to be for you to skip seeing the finished product? Ask Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter who penned the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. From Variety:

Marcel opened up about her thoughts on the film’s sexual content and her role in the film’s production on Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast, PodcastOne, this week, revealing the fact that she still hasn’t seen the movie that she wrote. Marcel said she has conflicting thoughts on the film’s events.

“A lot of what happened on ‘Fifty Shades’ really broke my heart,” Marcel said.

The book has been described by many as horribly written by author E.L. James, who has nonetheless exerted control over the film and its forthcoming sequel Fifty Shades Darker.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to helm the sequel, reportedly due to conflicts with James. Writing of the second script will fall to James’ husband, Niall Leonard.