The Fifty Shades Darker stars have dismissed accusations that the film glamorizes domestic violence. The follow up to Fifty Shades of Grey sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as billionaire Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the woman he introduces to his obsession with BDSM.
The films, and the best-selling books by EL James, were accused of normalizing abuse as campaigners protested outside the UK premiere of the film to say the series perpetuates damaging stereotypes. However, Johnson said she saw her character as the opposite of a victim.
Director James Foley said he was baffled by the criticism – that the film shows two consensual adults doing exactly what they want to be doing.