Prepare to be Aroused and/or Nauseated by the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Prepare to be Aroused and/or Nauseated by the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Here it isn't, kids, the moment you've all been waiting for: The release of the official, GLOBAL (?) Fifty Shades of Grey movie-film trailer. It starts out kinda romantic, but then takes a turn for the blurred lines of consent. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (spawn of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, no relation to the director—that would be weird, being directed by your mom in a mommy-porn movie) as Anastasia Steele.

Please share your excitement/misgivings in the comments. Enjoy.

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Josh Zancan from Crofton, MD is reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck July 24, 2014 - 11:33am

This was the first time I'd heard good things about a book, then was like "Nah, I'll wait for the movie."

I'll hold off until the fangirls give their feedback before making a decision on this, though.  If they love it, and say it stuck true to the book, I'll see it.

Who am I kidding...I'll probably see it.  

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list July 24, 2014 - 1:30pm

I'll admit, I was curious to see the trailer. Am I the only one who felt creeped out by the whole thing? Some of the Twilight parts made me laugh though. He can't stay away... because her blood is so appealing? He's dangerous? Yup. I got the sociopath vibe from him.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On July 25, 2014 - 10:18am

It looks like lame American Psycho.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 25, 2014 - 5:14pm

@Sammy - I got more of a "Well, I dig her and saying this stupid stuff will get her to want to hang around me, and if I mess it up I am a billionaire so she'll cut me some slack" vibe.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin July 27, 2014 - 4:07am

I can't imagine watching this, even drunk.

What the fu... The box set is $100???

Holy shit, I just threw up a little bit.

Even marked down to $19.99, FFS.

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OctoJen from Oklahoma is reading The Passage by Justin Cronin August 22, 2014 - 7:01pm

The books are insipid and, as aptly described, mommy porn. The movie strikes me as more of the same only with people moving around and speaking the words. 

If you want S&M erotica, read The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure.