Christian Grey is a billionaire. He spends that money on all sorts of fancy objects. He claims to only enjoy kinky sex. That’s it. Move along, folks, there’s nothing to see here.
The Virtual Tour of The Many Shades of Grey
The film adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey is a dull movie about dull people having dull sex. Grey – Jamie Dornan – wants her – Dakota Johnson, that is – to submit to his dominant ways. She wants a more traditional, down to earth —and less abusive— kind of romance. You can probably see where this is going. Fifty Shades of Grey is basically a movie about reconciling sexual incompatibilities. In this concern, the novel was indeed more Freudian than kinky.
One of the most interesting things related to the movie is, unfortunatelly, Christian Grey’s penthouse. You can enjoy the vie of power and wealth here, in the best version of Fifty Shades of Grey is the virtual tour of chez Grey that Focus Features produced as a tie-in with the movie.
You enter this apartment by a private elevator. It is an intimidating space. You exit the elevator and step down into a sunken living room. The ceilings are double-height. You can imagine your footsteps on his polished marble floors echoing through the cavernous open-plan living area. The message here is clear: You are very small part of Christian Grey’s very big world.
You navigate this walkthrough by clicking arrows on the floor. They lead to strategically-chosen locations: rooms that show some of the penthouse’s best angles. In any of these rooms you can click buttons that might be interesting in case you want to learn about the objects in the Grey house. This navigation system gives the illusion of freedom but really you can only go where Mr. Grey wants you to go and see what he wants to see.
There is one room that you cannot access in this virtual tour: the Red (bondage) Room. The Red Room appears on the blueprint but, if you want to see it, you have to go see the film, once you’ve completed the virtual tour of Christian Grey’s apartment.