An usher at the Hayden Orpheum movie theater in Sydney, Australia, was cleaning the aisles after a Saturday night screening of a newly released film. In one of the rows, the usher reportedly found a cucumber on the floor — then quickly understood why it was there.
The film being shown was “Fifty Shades Darker,” a follow-up to the blockbuster 2015 film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Both films are erotic love stories involving bondage and the exploration of sexual fetish.
“That awkward moment when you find a cucumber in the cinema after a Fifty Shades session…” the Hayden Orpheum’s twitter account posted on Feb. 13.
“And you pick it up without gloves?” Twitter user Stephen R. Darragh tweeted in response.
“Instantly regretted that!” the Orpheum’s account tweeted back.
The Daily Mail noted that the photo may have in fact been a publicity move.
“While it could be a clever and dirty PR stunt, nevertheless the Orpheum cinema team posted the photo on social media to watch it go wild,” writes the Daily Mail.
“When you Google ‘regret’, it’s now the first image that comes up,” the Orpheum stated, notes News.com.au.
“It’s probably innocent, some old lady making cucumber sandwiches to save money,” the theater added. “Cucumber sandwiches anyone? On us!”
According to Box Office Mojo, “Fifty Shades Darker” has grossed over $148 million since its global release on Feb. 13, and pulled in over $46.6 million for its opening weekend.
Sources: Daily Mail, News.com.au, Box Office Mojo, Hayden Orpheum/Twitter / Photo credit: Iwan Gabovitch/Flickr, Hayden Orpheum/Twitter