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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Christian Grey?

Aching to satisfy: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, photographed in Los Angeles, play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.  

The movie Fifty Shades of Grey set out to craft a modern romance from a novel of sex, violence and domination.

Jamie Dornan has a simple job. All he has to do is fulfill the romantic and erotic fantasies of 100 million women around the world, of all different ages, backgrounds and tastes. He needs to satisfy each one in a little over two hours. And he has to do it while playing a guy who likes to hit women.

Dornan portrays Christian Grey in the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, the racy novel that put the words bondage and suburban mom in way too many of the same sentences. In theaters on Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine’s movie dates, it is described by all who worked on it as a fairy tale, but it’s not …


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