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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

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A pop culture blog

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‘50 Shades of Grey’ trailer will excite fans, bore newcomers

I don’t know much about the book “50 Shades of Grey” other than it’s insanely, crazy, outrageously popular and it involves a rich guy getting freaky with a necktie.

I thought that maybe even though I’m not interested in the book, the movie might catch my interest. So after seeing the first trailer go by on Twitter about a billion times today I finally clicked on it, and—meh.

It doesn’t look like a train wreck or anything, but to quote the character Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johson) in the trailer as she boringly looks at Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan): “sounds boring”

But hey, with more than five million copies sold, I’m obviously in the minority here. Fans are probably going to love seeing these characters come to life.

For me, that sultry, slowed-down Beyonce in the background was the best part.

The film is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day 2015.