“ Christian doesn’t abuse Ana, she is not a victim. She is not a sad, weak-minded like…passive person. She is strong and confident and is exploring her body and her sexuality in a private environment with someone that she loves. “ - Dakota Johnson about Fifty Shades being seen as a movie that promotes abusive relationships
— Broken? Me? Oh no, Ana. Just the opposite.” He reaches out and takes my hand. “You’re my lifeline,” he whispers, and he kisses my knuckles before pressing my palm
With his eyes wide and full of fear, he gently tugs my hand and places it on his chest over his heart—in the forbidden zone. His breathing quickens. His heart is beating a frantic, pounding tattoo beneath my fingers. He doesn’t take his eyes off mine; his jaw is tense, his teeth clenched.
I gasp. Oh my Fifty! He’s letting me touch him. And it’s like all the air in my lungs has vaporized— gone. The blood is pounding in my ears as the rhythm of my heart rises to match his.