50 Shades: Trailer Too Hot for TV?

July 25, 2014 at 5:16 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Fans of 50 Shades of Grey have gotten a taste of what the movie version  of the worldwide bestseller will look like as Universal Pictures this week released a steamy trailer for the big screen adaptation, which will open on February 13, 2015.

Reaction among local readers of the book – most of whom requested anonymity – ranged from “totally inappropriate” to “it’s not such a big deal.”  So is the trailer too explicit or simply overhyped? 


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50 Shades of Grey was originally an eBook published in 2011 by British author E. L. James.  The erotic bestseller explores the relationship between college newspaper reporter, Anastasia Steele, and powerful, young business magnate, Christian Grey – a control freak in every facet of his life, including the bedroom.

The novel gained instant notoriety for its sex scenes and its popularity among women over 30.  The book is part of a trilogy that has sold an estimated 100 million copies worldwide.  The film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and Jamie Dornan, a former Calvin Klein model.

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