The Narrative Arc of Dakota Johnson's Pubic Hair, as Explained by 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

Told you the '70s were back.

Scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey', Dakota Johnson alone in bed in the dark
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Fifty Shades is all about transformations: Anastasia Steele, from "frumpy nerd to fully realized sexual being," as John Oliver put it in his lost audition. The hardware store industry from, uh, do-it-yourself-y to a quivering mass of terror. The fans, from rapturous to raccoon-in-the-daytime rabid.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson brought up a new, rather intriguing change during an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday: Ana's pubic hair, which goes from au natural to…something that's explained in the text.

"It was a conscious choice," Taylor-Johnson said of Ana's bush, which host Nancy Redd deemed "fantastic." "Dakota and I had a very funny discussion about the arc and journey of her pubic hair—that she should start one way, and she goes on this journey with it, and in line with how it's written in the book is the journey of that."

What does that mean? Does she try shapes? Or colors? A Brazilian? Oh man. We might just have to go see it now.

Watch the full interview below.

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