CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation from Smash Pictures is a romantic film adaptation of the erotic novel trilogy authored by E. L. James.
Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation stars Allie Haze as Anastasia Steele, Ryan Driller as Christian Grey, Johnny Castle as Elliot Grey, Alexis Ford as Kate Kavanaugh, Julia Ann as Mrs. Robinson, Logan Pierce as the boy toy, and Jaslene Jade as Leila the sub, and is directed by Jim Powers.
Ryan Driller's portrayal of Christian Grey as not the stereotypically romantic type is handsome, intimidating and controlling. Allie Haze plays into that as her Anastasia Steele character is enticed and attracted, yet confused by him. The plot loosely follows the book, their relationship being more romantic, but this film captures the book's flavor of an emotional relationship that's not as much about sex as it is about trust and commitment, but still with such a tasteful blend of hardcore sex that there are times when viewers will forget they are watching an adult film.
The film's portrayal is realistic and true to life, and will resonate with viewers—even those who have not read the books. Anastasia is a naive girl who falls in love with a charismatic, man. Christian sees something different in her and takes her under his dark wing. She learns the philosophy of BDSM from him. When he finds out she's a virgin he rectifies the situation using a condom for her safety. Her petite body and beautifully trimmed pubic hair make her seem even more innocent as he carefully trains her to be a submissive.
The characters display a whole range of emotions. Anastasia wants to be punished, then rebels. Christian appears to be saddened by this, in part because he has fallen for someone in a way he never before has. Alexis Ford does a great scene as well. Her choice, meaty body and beautiful face, complimented by good acting, is always a pleasure to watch. The scene with Julia Ann as Christian's Dom when he was introduced to BDSM is one of her best. Her performance is the essence of hot sensuality.
This movie portrays a very controlling man taking advantage of an innocent girl's desires. She goes along with his advances. She trusts him and he appears not to violate that trust. By the end of the movie, Anastasia's inner goddess is happy; she has found her niche and she's in it for the long haul. Interest in BDSM may be from the realization that submission can be an escape from daily stresses and that trust is a big factor in Dominant/submissive relationships, or it might be a simple pursuit of their sexual fantasies. Whatever the reason, Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation intends to fill that gap.
Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation is garnering attention from social media, especially Twitter. Vice-President of Smash Pictures Stuart Wall stated, "The women on Twitter are most interested. That's where we're finding a lot of our fans. Since this was a romance novel, those interested in the book aren't the typical guys who watch pornography and go into adult shops; it's women that find this subject matter interesting. The book is still the number one title on the charts for romance novels, and our market is couples and romance films."
Danny Quinn, owner of Smash Pictures commented, This is our own version of the book. It's hardcore. It's the real deal. It's a blend of book one and two of the trilogy. There are unique plot twists to accommodate hardcore sex in the storyline. Don't intend to watch this like a run-of-the-mill porno; watch it like a mainstream movie that includes hardcore sex."
"We actually did auditions for the role [of Anastasia] and that's where Allie Haze was the best," Wall noted. "We went through twenty or thirty different girls. They read their lines for Jim Powers. AVN said it's one of the best movies of the year and it's the number one VOD on AVN."
"I'll tell you what's important about this movie," Quinn added. "When you watch this movie you don't feel like you're watching a porn. That's one of the greatest things about this flick that Smash Pictures has put out."
Here's what others have said about Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation:
"While the imaginations of women have run wild with fantasies of Christian Grey and kinky fuckery, Smash Pictures was brave enough to tackle the already well-loved material and give it a hardcore presentation."—Sherri L. Shaulis, AVN, who gave the movie AVN's top rating of AAAAA.
"Director Jim Powers' talent is on display in this movie. His artistry captures the lyrical quality of a romance built around a BDSM fetish... It’s an expression of sensuality shared between two people who are into each other."—Rich Moreland, Adult Industry News.
The DVD contains behind the scenes footage, "pick a position" options and bonus features. All Smash DVDs come with the option to watch the movie with the story or as an all-sex version.
A softcore trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey - A XXX Adaptation and other Smash Pictures soft trailers can be found here.