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Is Sam Taylor-Johnson Trying to Pull Out of the Fifty Shades Sequels?

By Courtney Enlow | Industry | February 17, 2015 |

By Courtney Enlow | Industry | February 17, 2015 |

E.L. James is toxic apparently, and not just to the profession of writing. The box-office behemoth could easily have set director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her child bride for life, but sources say she’s getting off the butt plug train and letting someone else be the sexy tampon they want to see in the world.

A senior film insider told newspaper’s Dan Wootton: ‘Sam won’t be back for the Fifty Shades sequels. She wants out and Universal knows that’s the right decision. ‘Her relationship with Erika has become absolutely toxic - they despise each other and blame each other for the problems with the film.’

Sam and E.L. - who signed a £3 million deal with Universal and Focus Films giving them the rights to her trio of books, which also gave her creative control of the movies - are said to have clashed numerous times about sex scenes as the author wanted to make the movie racier.

The source also claimed that most of the rows between the two were due to the author’s wishes for the film to be as explicit as the book.

‘But Sam pushed back because she wanted the movie to be more than just a collection of S&M scenes,’ they added.

I feel like James made her demands to the studio while furiously masturbating, just like Michael Bay when asking for more explodey-ness.

The last time we saw a trainwreck of a film series lose directors like car keys while bringing in insane amounts of money? Twilight. James really did borrow that formula, didn’t she?