Just the other day I got an email with this in the subject line: Fifty Shades–Studioe Fabrics Clearance Request. Hmmm, you have my interest. I am not even sure what crossed my mind when I saw that. Actually, I was thinking this it was spam. In any case, I read the body of the email and this is what it said:
“Universal Pictures is in production on the theatrical motion pictures for “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.“ The films will be directed by award-winning filmmaker James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, House of Cards). Both films will again star Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
In “Fifty Shades Darker,” Anastasia Steele has broken off her relationship with the tormented young entrepreneur, Christian Grey, to pursue her new career with a publishing company. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must confront her feelings of anger and envy of the women who came before her – and make the most important decision of her life.
In “Fifty Shades Freed,” Ana must learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity, Christian must overcome his compulsions while battling the demons of his tormented past – that include a real threat to both their lives.
Production would like to feature your “Race Car Fabric Design” on a blanket as a prop/set dressing that a young Christian Grey has in his childhood bedroom during a flashback to his youth. The young Christian will lay the blanket over his mom and snuggle up next to her.”
With this request we are endeavoring to maintain good community relationships and though it may, or may not be necessary to request your consent to allow us this use, it is our practice nevertheless to contact you in this regard. Kindly confirm that our use as proposed above is acceptable with you by signing the enclosed document and returning it to me as soon as possible.
Below is the print that they want to use for the blanket. This is pattern 3031/88 from Safari Drive by Tim Beaumont.
Long story short, I am honored to have received this request, but do I really want to be associated with such a risque movie? Of course, why not? Now I have a reason to go see the movie since I saw the first 50 Shades Of Gray and it was a little too boring for me. In any case, I am sure that we will start getting barraged with people wanting to use our fabrics in movies, television shows, etc. NOT!
Have a great week!
50 Shades Of Scott