The trailer begins with the mousy Anastasia Steele (what a terrible name) (as played by Dakota Johnson) going into her interview with Christian Grey (The Fall’s Jamie Dornan). It also features an exclusive version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” which explains why the singer premiered the teaser trailer on her Instagram account last weekend.
The best thing about this trailer is just how hot Jamie Dornan is. We may prefer him with his full on beard and it sounds like he slips up his American accent (he’s Irish in real life), but if you’re going to see the movie, you might as well do it for his hot bod. The new “Crazy In Love” version, on the other hand, is kind of creepy and sounds like it belongs in a horror film that follows an obsessed stalker.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey is supposed to have an artful take on the EL James mommy porn novel of the same name. Exactly how much of the book’s explicit scenes will actually be show in the movie is yet unknown, but judging by the clever framing in the full trailer, not enough to make it a full blown porno.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the kind of movie you “tut” at when you walk by the movie theatre but then go home to secretly download it. You only hate-watch it because you have to know what everyone else is talking about.
Do you hate yourself a little for watching the trailer? We do too.
The movie drops February 13, 2014.