How Those 'Fifty Shades' Sex Scenes Were Made: It's 'Sexual Acrobatics'


Yesterday we got the incredibly hot trailer and now we get to find out how those sex scenes were made!

The Todayshow's Natalie Morales visited the Fifty Shades of Grey set in Seattle and chatted with the film's stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, where the two revealed what it's really like filming all those buzzed-about sex scenes.

Video: Watch the Super-Hot 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer!

Unfortunately, the behind-the-scenes work is hardly as steamy as it appears in the first, already well-received trailer.

"The reality of it is like, is that there's a burly man you don't know very well three feet from your face ... which isn't how you usually have sex -- me, anyway," Dornan joked.

"It's more about visually what our bodies look like and what we're doing, so it's more of like a dance,” Johnson explains. "It's more like acrobatics."

"Sexual acrobatics," Dornan deadpans.

Though according to author E.L. James, Fifty Shades fans can still definitely expect all of the racy sex scenes from the book.

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"It's happening. Oh yeah -- it's happening," she says. "What I've seen hasn't been particularly watered down, so, um, yeah, I thought it was interesting. So that's all I'll say about that."

Watch the video to hear if Dornan and Johnson see themselves in their characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and to see a behind-the-scenes look at the now infamous elevator scene!