Spotlight on Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

Based on what we’ve seen so far in terms of the trailers (including this latest one below as an example) we have no doubt that Sam Taylor-Johnson was the right woman for the job of director!

She gets it. Speaking to Red Magazine:

 “I felt like I had a responsibility to empower the lead character,” Taylor-Johnson said. “Anastasia had to go on a journey of sexual exploration, but, by the end, it had to be about empowerment. It is all her choice. All decisions, she’s clearly made.”

Those of us who are fans know how important this is because we don’t see Anastasia as a victim. She’s a participant of her own free will. You can read Red Magazine’s (@RedMagDaily) complete article here!

And as if directing and editing the movie wasn’t a big enough task, she recently directed the video for The Weeknd’s single, “Earned It” off the movie’s soundtrack, posting this picture to her Instagram account.

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Watching this Behind the Scenes video gives us just a little bit more insight into the director.

By her own admission, she’s obsessed, which translates to us as a very good thing–that she’s tuned in to everything this movie needs in order to deliver to the fans!