He was making a point about artistic expression."9 1/2 Weeks" centers on the electric relationship between John (Mickey Rourke) and Elizabeth (Kim Basinger).
In addition to Clifford's physical limitations, his emotional neglect of Constance forces distance between the couple.
Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, the novel's title character.
What makes an audience watch something and care about the characters is the emotional life of the characters".
Madden, who coincidentally played Bean's son in hit TV show Game of Thrones, said he would have turned down the part if it had been 'raunchy and crude'.
The reader sees the brutal, bullying relationship between Mellors and his wife Bertha, who punishes him by preventing his pleasure.