This 'Fifty Shades Darker' Masquerade Ball Clip Is Missing 1 Key Element

Well, two, if we're being technical.
PHOTO: YouTube/Universal Pictures UK

One of many things to look forward to in the Fifty Shades Darker film is the lavish masquerade charity ball put on by Christian's parents at their mansion. It happens shortly after Christian is back in Ana's life and is perhaps the fanciest thing Ana's ever seen (next to Christian's penis, that is). Her evening includes everything from being auctioned off by Mia to sexy times in Christian's childhood bedroom. (I really hope the movie version of his room stays true to the book and includes posters of The Matrix and The Truman Show, and U2 and Sheryl Crowe ticket stubs, LOLZ).

On Thursday, Universal Pictures released a behind-the-scenes clip of Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, E. L. James, and director James Foley talking about the masquerade ball scene. If you're into costume jargon and the technicalities of how to put together a fake ballroom scene, please listen carefully and lose yourself in Jamie's beautiful eyes. Otherwise, join me in trying to solve the mystery of why this clip was released without addressing the big, shiny elephant in the room: the fact that Ana has two Ben Wa balls inside of her for most of the evening. Sure, the balls later end up in her purse because no one can possibly sit through an entire meal with those. And sure, a mere mention of the balls might be too graphic for regular ol' YouTube. But they're a big turning point of Ana and Christian's relationship, a sign that she's ready to meet him part way, as long as he's willing to let her touch him in the ~*forbidden*~ areas.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.


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