When Fifty Shades of Grey hits the big screen on Valentine’s Day, fans of the erotic series can be assured that the infamous Red Room will be directly out of author E.L. James’ imagination.
Erika Leonard, a.k.a. E.L. James, was very concerned about how the infamous Red Room from her book Fifty Shades of Grey would translate to the big screen. So concerned, in fact, that she brought diagrams, pictures, and some very specific ideas to the film’s production designers. The room is the ultimate lair for Christian Grey’s sexual fantasies to play out in real life with a horse saddle chair, a spanking bench, bondage ropes, and leather floors. Leonard was worried that the overall look would be cheesy and asked for the production designers to think more sophisticated and Kubrick-esque.
“She was always mentioning Kubrick movies. She wanted this room to be something that you’d never…
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