Scenes In The Book Too Disturbing To Put In The Movie

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When bringing the written word to the movie theater, it's sometimes in the film's best interest to get rid of the most disturbing stuff.

Everybody and their mother knows about E.L. James's erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Naturally, as one of the more memorable bestsellers of the decade, James's book was destined for a major motion picture adaptation. The movie hit theaters and was, unsurprisingly, a huge box office success despite predominantly unfavorable reviews.

As fans of the book noticed, however, one particular sequence from the novel didn't make the cut the infamous "tampon scene," in which Christian wants to get it on despite the knowledge that it's Anastasia's time of the month. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety:

"It didn't make it into the movie. It was never even discussed."

The film's producer, Michael De Luca, agreed:

"The book needed to put you in Ana's shoes to be a successful experience. A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn't need to do that. It's a completely different medium."

The romance film Me Before You, known by many for starring Game of Thrones' mother of dragons Emilia Clarke, had the benefit of being adapted for the big screen by the novel's author herself, Jojo Moyes...which only makes it more interesting that the film lacks one rather critical plot point.

In the movie, the female protagonist Louisa "Lou" Clark is quirky and intelligent, which is why nobody really understands what keeps her from spreading her wings. In the book, however, we know exactly what Lou's deal is. While drinking with a group of guys in high school, she was sexually assaulted, something she keeps firmly under wraps. This critical plot point is used to explain pretty much everything about Lou, from her weird and overtly non-sexual sense of style to her offbeat personality.

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