‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer Arrives Online

On Thursday morning, Universal Studios debuted its first trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the highly anticipated film based on the erotic novels by E.L. James.

The movie stars Jamie Dornan (who appears sans shirt) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as his inexperienced lover Anastasia Steele.

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The trailer, featuring a remix of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” starts off very innocently before teasing a few sex and bondage scenes at the end, including the image above of Johnson (the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) blindfolded and naked.

The film, directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, has not been rated but it would be surprising if the MPAA gave it anything below an R-rating, given the graphic sex in the novels.

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The two-and-a-half minute trailer was exclusively unveiled on NBC’s “Today” Thursday morning.

Produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.

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  1. cherie says:

    Saw the trailer. Not impressed. Jamie Dornan doesn’t come across as the character of Christian Grey and could they have dressed Dakota Johnson any worse. She looks like she got her clothes from a homeless shelter. Anastasia is simple in her attire, not doudy.

  2. Nianna says:

    I would have love to be able to look at the trailer and see Christian and Ana, but I don’t see the two people that was described in the book transformed to the screen. I love the trilogy and really would like to read it from Christian’s point of view. I really hoping that someone that really made you see Christian and Ana on screen would be found.

  3. Kun Tewk says:

    When did women become such horn dogs ?

  4. Jacques Strappe says:

    Why watch Hollywood’s attempt at porn when real porn exists?

  5. Marie says:

    This movie doesn’t belong in the box office, it belongs on “We” or “Lifetime”, hell, maybe even on Oprah’s “OWN”, that will shoot her ratings sky high!

  6. LB Morgan says:

    I thought Julian McMahon was going to be the main role in this movie…

  7. commentarycat says:

    Why is this garbage so popular? The books are unreadable, the movie looks to be a daytime soap brought to the screen.

  8. General Drake says:

    Incredibly boring and unimaginative. Cheap sex is old. You can wake me up with real romance and creative writing. This….*yawn* There are already 100,000 cheap sex movies.

    • Gary Brown says:

      Exactly right. Everyone older than middle school boys knows that cheap sex translates into heartbreaking bad sex. Hollywood can try to sell the fantasy to adults but too many of us have been wounded by the lie to buy it again. Perhaps there are enough lonely single women out there who think that another cheap fling will heal their broken hearts if they just try a little sado masochism. Maybe that will make this trash successful. Hope not.

  9. Bill Lane says:

    Amaazing! I’ve never fallen asleep during a trailer before!

  10. Joe S says:

    The move is shaping up to be as bad as the book.

  11. Charles Billips says:

    Very lovely.

  12. Letty says:

    The Lover with Jane March was so sensual and real sex than this movie it looks awful and boring the guy should be older experience man not a young boy!

  13. Bill says:

    you watched it didn’t you?

  14. Ann says:

    I wonder how many of unnumbered (and alleged) Christians who have purchased the book, will now pay @$20 per ticket to publicly sit in a movie theatre to watch this Lucifer-inspired trash?

  15. Flaccid Redux says:

    I remember this when it was called Cinemax.

  16. Eric VonZipper says:

    “Fifty Shades Of Grey” – starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Pass on this redeux w/ helicopters added.

  17. me says:

    Hmmmm how are the feminist going to spin this one?

  18. Orson says:

    He’s too pretty – she’s too mousy. Meh. (And isn’t this coming out three years too late, anyway?)

    • Kgaard says:

      Yes, that was my reaction. The guy does NOT look like a CEO. It’s phrenology 101. He looks like he has an IQ of about 110, whereas the Simon Grey of the book was more like 140. So that just kind of kills it for me. Why didn’t they make this guy a genuine hard-headed businessman instead of a teenager who wandered off the set of the latest vampire flick?

  19. Orson says:

    He’s too pretty – she’s too mousy. Meh.

  20. Gary Brown says:

    No thanks. I just celebrated 21 beautiful years of a Christ centered marriage a few days ago with my radiant wife who I’m crazy about. Porn – which is the illusion of the book and this movie, promised ecstasy and delivers misery. We do the polar opposite – I focus 100% on her needs and she focuses 100% on mine. Since DAY ONE, we’ve understood that every word we speak and every action we take is a seed we are planting in the heart of our spouse. So our love has grown every year we’ve been married!! SEX? Are you kidding? When you completely trust your spouse and therefore can be totally transparent, sex is fantastic in all it’s various forms as given to us by the designer Himself.

    If you buy into this crap, you will not only end up with a destroyed relationship, destroyed heart and destroyed life but the quality of the sex you experience will be dismal AT BEST. Instead, pray daily with your spouse, asking God to bless your marriage and make YOU a better husband/wife. After 21 years and 5 kids, THIS is a slice of heaven on earth. As for the future, I will walk my incredible wife home one day as she transitions from this life to the next – or she will walk me home. Buy into 50 Shades of Grey and you are buying into a destructive lie. Don’t be a fool.

    • Bobby says:

      Sooooo, I take it you enjoyed the books and look forward to the movie… Correct?

      • Gary Brown says:

        No, Bobby, and neither have I snorted crystal meth just to make sure my sources were correct about the consequences. There is no way to describe to those who walk with a pornified mind what real love that results in awesome sex is like. Those damaged with a pornified mind simply cannot understand.

    • Rachel says:

      Do you have any brothers?

      Seriously though, thoughtful and well put. My marriage to just such a man was destroyed by his hidden secrets who claimed to be a Christian. I often say these days, that if my life serves any purpose on this wicked earth it is to say to fathers that they should stand at the door with a shotgun before they let ANY man come near their daughter(s)! The absence of such conviction in a father is a tell on the condition of the father’s heart. If the father is misguided, distracted or otherwise a jerk he will not call out the ill intents of young men coming around his daughter because he would be calling out himself. Oh what a tangled web we weave!

      • Gary Brown says:

        Amen Rachel. Well put. So sorry about your situation. Sin is ALWAYS destructive. Your husband wrought so much destruction because he got his eyes off of Jesus and eventually off of you. Guard your eyes, guys! The world’s counterfeit sexual ideas look good, no doubt. But they will destroy everything. Sex is fantastic because it’s a gift given by a fantastic God. Don’t buy this destructive counterfeit.

  21. I hope they don’t wimp out & release this as any thing but NC-17.

  22. yougottabekiddingme says:

    That’s it? That’s “Fifty Shades of Grey?” I thought I’d accidentally stumbled on “The Young and the Restless.” The lighting is so television; the sets have no detail, let alone character, there’s more wood in the dialogue than the sex and the actors literally look like soap performers. No, come to think of it, this should be called “Hallmark Hall of Shame.”

  23. twosevenoneseven@hotmail.com says:

    Hackneyed material!!!! Give me a break.The young plain Jane shy girl is seduced by the rich bored white man and falls for his tortuous fetishes and becomes enlightened and sophisticated because of it. Stupid and predictable! I wish for the days past when people of this country had to work to survive based on their personal strength and fortitude. When there was no government safety net and life was real and intense because in order to survive you had to haul water and plant, hunt and fish. A time when a person was actually connected to the world and people around them for the simple fact that you had to be in order to survive.

  24. TropiChris says:

    My God this looks boring! Thanks Hollywood for another snooze fest!

  25. Victor says:

    Ramin’s picture looks a lot like Walt Disney.

  26. 50 Shades of Puke says:

    No. Just no, although Fifty Shades is probably better than anything on CBS.

  27. Rachel says:

    My ex read it and cried (so he said) while we were separated. Read it and weep comes to mind (lol) as does watch it and weep. High brow smut bringing more degradation to society on Valentine’s Day, of all days!

  28. Jeffreyamo says:

    Finally!!!!! The disagreements about p0rn are over.

  29. ImJustAGuy says:

    Releases on Valentines Day? So couples all over will watch this movie then go home and show their significant other how much they love each other by engaging in sado-masochism?


  30. Sparky2 says:

    Another example of the power of the media and Hollywood corrupting our values and faith. Between ‘free’ sex and gun killings on TV and movies, its no wonder we have a culture of school shootings, out of wedlock marriages, drug use and media actions to belittle our Christian value heritage.

    • richard says:

      Nothing corrupts and degrades this country more than stupidity. Please, sparky, grow a brain for your sake and that of the country you profess to love so much, Jesus and all.

  31. loraine says:

    you have pick the wrong guy it should have been ian somerholder got it so wrong

  32. jbspryjbspry says:

    Golly, I can’t wait to find out who shot J.R….

  33. Wally says:

    Please explain why porn that men like is evil and immoral, while porn that women like is artful and social acceptable.

  34. david says:

    The glider seen looks like it was stolen from The Thomas Crown Affair?

    If you want to see a real adult (ie, mature, not porn) version of this Grey junk, see the original Crown Affair with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Awesome soundtrack as well.

  35. Macranthunter says:

    This has already been done with Eyes Wide Shut…for the same reasons…probably better.

  36. This generation’s “9 1/2 Weeks”.

    • j frieden says:

      8 1/2 had much better music, photography, and half decent acting by mickey rourke … so so by the female lead. and some excitement as well.

  37. Abe says:

    Great mommy porn for all your daughters which is sure to change the way they look at Valentines Day forever. No more Rom Coms for all you feminists.

  38. Bobby says:

    Just wondering how many people with negative comments have actually read all three books. Actors pay their bills by pretending to be someone or something they’re not – for our entertainment. There are many people that enjoy being entertained by this genre of reading and viewing…and we are looking forward to the movie(s). For those of us that “get it”, we’re pretty sure the movie will be as successful as the books have been, and sincerely hope all the members of the cast will become just as successful in their careers.

    • Corwin says:

      Great response. So many people judging what they have not even read.

    • Abe says:

      give me a break…this is aimed at women and especially young women. If people want to go that’s their choice but don’t try and pass this off as anything but a twisted view of sex and the exploitation of a young woman by a power hungry executive. And woman wonder why they are being objectified?

      • david says:

        how is it “twisted?? Because it’s not missionary in the dark between married people?

    • Dave Cone says:

      I think we’re just saying that people who are impressed with this kind of puerile tripe make us think very lowly of them. I don’t find it offensive, just incredibly boring and predictable, like a story for a 13 year old. Hence, I can only assume that people who like this stuff have a similarly juvenile mindset.

  39. Yea..chick flick from a chick book…no thanks, I’ll pass.

  40. big daddy D says:

    If I’m not mistaken, 50 Shades started off as Twilight fan fiction. With that shitty source material..how could it not suck? The books were HORRIBLE!! Bondage porn for bored housewives. There’s something for everyone…is what I’d say as I’m heading to the trash bin.

  41. I quote author Salman Rushdie: “Fifty Shades of Grey makes the Twilight series look like War and Peace.”

  42. harry balzac says:

    what? they couldn’t get Scarlett Johannson? NEXT.

  43. D Callahan says:

    Seriously, what is the big deal with this book? I tried to read my wife’s copy and it might as well have been titled “Kink for Dummies”

  44. Motta Sina says:


  45. carlb says:

    wildly anticipated by who?

  46. TenDeuChen says:

    I would love to see this do a clean sweep and win every single award category at the Razzie’s. That would be hilarious.

  47. ChristianHEY says:

    Hate to be the guy who has to clean the theaters after all the 30-50 year old women see this one. Don’t worry ladies, you’re Christian Grey will show up someday and whisk you away. TAAALE AS OLLD ASSS TIIIIMME

  48. Eleanor couldn’t agree more. Felt like I was watching a CBS’ Beauty & The Beast promo …

  49. Eleanor Digbyt says:


    Boring. Nothing new.

  50. Steve says:

    Obviously, neither books or this upcoming film are aimed at me. This trailer makes the film look like a bad TV movie – if that isn’t an oxymoron.

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