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* LighterAndSofter: Believe it or not, the film is this compared to the book, due to MPAA standards at the time. The book has Elizabeth getting tied up, slapped and whipped, which John only occasionally threatens to do in the movie. [[spoiler:It also ends with Elizabeth getting hospitalized, whereas in the movie she just walks out.]]
** Additionally, the threesome with the prostitute comes near the end of the film and is a line Elizabeth wonít cross. This happens early on in the book.

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* LighterAndSofter: Believe it or not, the film is this compared to the book, due to MPAA standards at the time. The For example, the threesome with the prostitute comes near the end of the film and is a line Elizabeth won't cross, while this happens early on in the book. Also, the book has Elizabeth getting tied up, slapped and whipped, which John only occasionally threatens to do in the movie. [[spoiler:It also ends with Elizabeth getting hospitalized, hospitalized due to the injuries she sustained from John's BSDM sessions, whereas in the movie she just walks out.]]
** Additionally, the threesome with the prostitute comes near the end of the film and is a line Elizabeth wonít cross. This happens early on in the book.
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* BittersweetEnding: Depending on which way you look at it. On one hand, [[spoiler: it seems John has lost Elizabeth forever and itís implied he had come to genuinely care for her]]. On the other, [[spoiler: Elizabeth gets out of an unstable relationship that was very unhealthy for her]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Depending on which way you look at it. On one hand, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it seems John has lost Elizabeth forever and itís implied he had come to genuinely care for her]]. On the other, [[spoiler: Elizabeth [[spoiler:Elizabeth gets out of an unstable relationship that was very unhealthy for her]].



* LoveMartyr: Elizabeth for John. [[spoiler: Subverted, as she gets fed up with his mind games and bizarre proclivities and leaves him in the end]].

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* LoveMartyr: Elizabeth for John. [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, as she gets fed up with his mind games and bizarre proclivities and leaves him in the end]].



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: John pleads this to Elizabeth just after she walks out.]]

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John pleads this to Elizabeth just after she walks out.]]

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* {{Fauxshadowing}}: The riding crop that John tests so vigorously in the store seems destined for further use, especially after he ends the test by gently striking Elizabeth's lap, but that's the last we see of it in the finished film.[[note]]Which more than a few critics were ''very'' angry about.[[/note]]

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Elizabeth wears bright colors when she's not with John but only blacks, whites and greys when she's with him.


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**Additionally, the threesome with the prostitute comes near the end of the film and is a line Elizabeth wonít cross. This happens early on in the book.


The film was completed in 1984, but not released until February 1986, as it was considered too explicit by its American distributor, and cut for U.S. release, though it later acquired a large fanbase on video and has developed a cult following.


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* ADateWithRosiePalms: John gives Elizabeth a watch and tells him to think about him every day at noon, leading Elizabeth to masturbate at the appointed hour.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: John gives Elizabeth a watch and tells him her to think about him every day at noon, leading Elizabeth to masturbate at the appointed hour.


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* FreedomFromChoice: The film and book presents an erotic variation on Freedom From Choice: a career-woman who is successful and forceful in her professional life forfeits her sexual freedom to a man, and their relationship pushes the boundaries between what is "SafeSaneAndConsensual" and what is abusive.


* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Depending on which way you look at it. On one hand, [[spoiler: it seems John has lost Elizabeth forever and itís implied he had come to genuinely care for her]]. On the other, [[spoiler: Elizabeth gets out of an unstable relationship that was very unhealthy for her]].

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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: BittersweetEnding: Depending on which way you look at it. On one hand, [[spoiler: it seems John has lost Elizabeth forever and itís implied he had come to genuinely care for her]]. On the other, [[spoiler: Elizabeth gets out of an unstable relationship that was very unhealthy for her]].



* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: See above.
* LadykillerInLove: Elizabeth's discovery of a photo of John with another woman sends him into a rage, implying that he's hiding other affairs.[[spoiler: As Elizabeth is leaving John at the end, he admits to her that he's had a lot of women, but says that she's special and begs her not to leave. But by then it's too late.]]

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* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: See above.
John and Elizabeth go from being mugged to Elizabeth fighting them off to John and Elizabeth having sex onsite.
* LadykillerInLove: Elizabeth's discovery of a photo of John with another woman sends him into a rage, implying that he's hiding other affairs.[[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As Elizabeth is leaving John at the end, he admits to her that he's had a lot of women, but says that she's special and begs her not to leave. But leave, but by then it's too late.]]


* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: The TropeCodifier with its scene of Elizabeth doing a striptease for John to Music/RandyNewman's song of the same name.

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* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: The TropeCodifier with its scene of Elizabeth doing a striptease for John to Music/JoeCocker's [[CoveredUp cover]] of Music/RandyNewman's song of the same name.

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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Depending on which way you look at it. On one hand, [[spoiler: it seems John has lost Elizabeth forever and itís implied he had come to genuinely care for her]]. On the other, [[spoiler: Elizabeth gets out of an unstable relationship that was very unhealthy for her]].


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* LoveMartyr: Elizabeth for John. [[spoiler: Subverted, as she gets fed up with his mind games and bizarre proclivities and leaves him in the end]].

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*LadykillerInLove: Elizabeth's discovery of a photo of John with another woman sends him into a rage, implying that he's hiding other affairs.[[spoiler: As Elizabeth is leaving John at the end, he admits to her that he's had a lot of women, but says that she's special and begs her not to leave. But by then it's too late.]]

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