Isn’t it just a little early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day? When you see your neighbors put out their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, don’t you do a bit of a combo eyeroll-cringe? ‘50 Shades of Grey’ doesn’t seem to think it’s too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, and has already released its first TV spot to remind you that the holiday is approaching (in a few months), and if it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s ‘50 Shades of Grey.’
50 Shades of Grey
That 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' trailer almost stole some thunder tonight because I pretty much forgot that we were getting a brand, uh, spanking new, Beyoncé-accompanied trailer for '50 Shades of Grey.' Shady move, Blart. The second full trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the popular 'Twilight' fan-fiction erotica novel is here, so let's break it down, shall we?
One of the great celebratory moments of 2014 was seeing Ben Affleck nude in 'Gone Girl' (and a little bit of Neil Patrick Harris too, if you were paying attention). It's not as if us women are male-nudity-starved, craven maniacs just salivating for a glimpse of wang or something, but with all the rampant female nudity and objectification that permeates pop culture, it's nice to see a little equality. So it's disheartening to hear that Jamie Dornan will not be appearing fully nude in '50 Shades of Grey,' as if that movie needed another reason to be avoided.
We knew that an adaptation of '50 Shades of Grey' probably wouldn't be as explicit as the book on which it's based, even though the book is hardly as sexy as your mom insists it is between sips of boxed wine. And the first trailer didn't do much to convince us of the supposed sexiness, either. A new report indicates that the film is currently undergoing reshoots due to a rumored lack of chemistry between leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. So yeah, maybe that's it.
There's little denying that Helen Mirren seems like she's got all the answers -- how to make it in Hollywood, how to age gracefully, how to say salty things without coming off as crass, etc. -- so it should come as no surprise that 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon turned to her for some guidance on last night's show ... with costumes, of course.
Here's how you know that you've got a real cultural phenomenon on your hands: when you don't even need to call it by its correct name, and everyone still knows what you're talking about. Such is the case with the E.L. James book '50 Shades of Grey,' which will soon be a movie called, well, '50 Shades of Grey.' Wait, '50 Shapes of Grape'? What did you say? It doesn't matter, you still know what we're talking about here.
The '50 Shades of Grey' trailer is alternately steamy and scary, but late-night host Jimmy Fallon wasn't content to show it to his house band, the one and only Roots, as is. Nope, that thing needed to be modified just a touch, to really make sure that the band was paying the proper attention to their trailer-watching assignment. So the 'Tonight Show' host did what anyone would do -- he inserted a scary scream face into the middle of the trailer. Obvious, right?
While there won't be a '50 Shades of Grey' panel at Comic-Con 2014, that's not keeping Universal from getting in on the festivities -- and getting it on with the first official trailer for their upcoming adaptation of the first novel in the steamy trilogy by E.L. James. Get your whips and handcuffs ready 'cause Mr. Grey is ready to see you now.
Fans of Diana Gabaldon's steamy sci-fi romance 'Outlander' have been eagerly anticipating the Starz adaptation due to premiere on August 9, but now the Ronald Moore drama will come a bit earlier than expected. And speaking of adult reading material, find out how close we came to having the '50 Shades of Grey' film instead tied up as a Starz TV series!
Talk about building buzz! We're over a year away from the release of the hotly anticipated big screen version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' but Universal is already trying to stoke the fires for the film by releasing a poster in five cities tomorrow, spotlighting the back of its Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan.