Apparently the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey includes 20 minutes of sex scenes, but it doesn’t look like Universal and Focus Features plan on unveiling any of them in the film’s promotional campaign. The first clip showed off a run-in Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) has with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) at the hardware store and now this new Fifty Shades of Grey clip backtracks to their first meeting together during which Christian clearly takes a liking to her.
The clips aren’t really oozing with big screen chemistry, but at this point, does that really matter? Fifty Shades is an unstoppable fad that has millions riled up about the release. In fact, it’s the fastest selling R-rated movie in Fandango history. Personally, curiosity is driving me more so than a genuine interest in seeing the film, but I also wouldn’t mind seeing Focus and Universal stick it to the naysayers and deliver a film that isn’t just about wowing crowds with 20 minutes of sex scenes, but rather also about elevating the source material and turning it into a quality romance movie.
We’ll find out if they came anywhere close to that when Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters on February 13th. The film also stars Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk and Callum Keith Rennie.
Via The Today Show.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fifty Shades of Grey:
Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband. Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.