Marlon Wayans will soon find out if the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has a sense of humor.
Wayans, who spoofs the pain-and-pleasure book/movie series in his upcoming “Fifty Shades of Black,” says he met E.L. James recently and she asked if his movie was offensive.
“I said no,” recalled Wayans in a Facebook chat with fans Friday. “She might not like one joke in the movie but I think she will enjoy the rest. Mockery is the greatest form of flattery, is it not?”
Wayans, who originally thought of writing a “Fifty Shades” spoof book before opting to do a movie, says parody is “one of the hardest genres to try and concept and people take it for granted.”
“It takes a lot of time and a lot of work,” he says. “You have to look at it from a different lens, like a fisheye lens.”
The only thing tougher? “(Playing) white chicks,” he says, “because I don’t know if you know this, but I’m not a white woman.”
“Fifty Shades of Black” hits theaters Jan. 29. Watch the trailer below: