02/10/2015 04:36 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2015

Sam Taylor-Johnson, 'Fifty Shades' Director, Explains 'The Journey' Of Anastasia's Pubic Hair

While "Fifty Shades Of Grey" fans might not be surprised to see Anastasia Steele donning a full bush in the upcoming film adaptation, those unfamiliar may be taken aback -- after all, when was the last time a big blockbuster included a female sporting such a look? Director Sam Taylor-Johnson told HuffPost Live that she and actress Dakota Johnson, who plays Steele, made a "conscious choice" to keep the character's pubic hair intact to serve as a plot device.

"Dakota and I had a very funny discussion about the arc and journey of her pubic hair," she told HuffPost Live on Monday. "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 -- [the] journey of that."

"Fifty Shades of Grey" hits theaters this Friday, Feb. 13.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Sam Taylor-Johnson here.

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