50 Shades Of Vancouver

Vv Magazine’s Alexandra Gill takes you on a tour of Fifty Shades of Grey’s actual filming locations in Vancouver, BC (yeah, not Vancouver, Washington, as the movie sometimes feigns). The West Coast really is the best coast…

Holy crap! We finally saw Fifty Shades of Grey and can honestly say the film is better than the book (which isn’t really saying much). Thank you Sam Taylor-Johnson for finally muzzling Anastasia Steele’s annoying inner goddess with an invisible ball gag. And congratulations to the producers for casting Vancouver, B.C. as the chameleonic stand-in for Seattle… and Vancouver, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and (less plausibly) Savannah, Georgia. Ah, bet you didn’t know that Lotus Land was so adept at roleplaying. Seattle might be taking all the credit — and kinky tourism dollars — as the setting for E.L. James’s (torturous) erotic novel and its silver-screen conversion, but the movie was actually filmed in BC’s Lower Mainland last winter. Here are our 10 favourite cameos.

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Fifty Shades Of Vancouver

If we missed some of your favourite ‘That’s obviously Vancouver’ scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey, let Vv Magazine know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.

Alexandra Gill

Alexandra Gill

Alexandra Gill is the Vancouver Editor at Vv Magazine. The West Coast restaurant critic for the Globe and Mail, she has covered every imaginable topic – from fashion and gossip to arts and business – in her long, illustrious career. She is currently writing a motion picture screenplay and developing a reality television show. Follow her on Twitter @lexxgill.
Alexandra Gill