By Matthew McKibben | July 24, 2014
Straight from the book that they can’t keep stocked at airports across the country…no, the WORLD, comes the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey. I’ll give director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) this, she seems to have put a polished sheen on what could have been (and maybe still is) subject matter more suitable for a late night HBO skin flick than for a theatrical release. Let’s face it, the only thing keeping this from being a late night cable skin flick is the absence of Shannon Tweed.
They really don’t make movies like this any more. This movie feels like a throwback to the nineties, when Sharon Stone was a star and was contractually obligated to have at least 2.5 sex scenes per movie. All that’s missing is a little Enya music. The subject matter of the book is rather intense, so I’m curious to see how far the movie is allowed to go.
Oh, and hey, it’s being released on February 13, 2015. Thanks for setting impossibly high sexual expectations, Hollywood.
50 Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is produced by Universal and Focus Features, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, and is set for release on February 13, 2015.