Fifty Shades of Gus Van Sant

Portland's gay art-house cinema legend angled to direct the mass-market "mommy porn" movie and lost.*

August 1, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue of Portland Monthly

*Van Sant self-produced a sex scene adapted from the book, reportedly in an effort to convince studios he was the man for the job. Alas, another director was eventually selected. Here's what we may have missed:

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