The first Fifty Shades of Grey clip has been released, and if you were expecting something sexy, you’ll be disappointed. The upcoming film revolves around Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and her introduction to a whole new world of sexual discovery and risqué activities in the hands of billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). But in this clip, it’s all about going to the hardware store and Christian clandestinely buying bondage supplies from Anastasia. If the clip is an indication of the film’s scenes outside of the kinky sex, we are in for a dull time.
However, Yahoo! UK is reporting that the film has twenty minutes of sex scenes, which is a fifth of the movie’s runtime. Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, but right now it looks like it’s stuck between boring the audience to death and making them uncomfortable. And yet, I’m still excited because there’s not going to be anything like it in theaters this year.
Fifty Shades of Grey also stars Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk, and Callum Keith Rennie, and opens February 13th. Click here for last night’s TV spot from the Super Bowl.
Clip via Today.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.