'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan: 'More Men Are Submissives Than Women'

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 2:15 PM PST, January 03, 2015
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Jamie Dornan is starring in one of the sexiest films of the year, but it's also being criticized as misogynistic.

In an interview with Elle UK, the actor dishes about the anticipated love scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey. The film is about the steamy relationship between business mogul Christian Grey (Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).

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"I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men," Dornan tells the magazine. "It's a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it."

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The 32-year-old actor did his research for the film by visiting a sex dungeon, but he assures that Fifty Shades is not all about sex! 

"The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect," he says. "I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can't just be what happens in the Red Room, that's not a film."

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released on Valentine's Day. Check out the steamiest trailer yet below.