Fifty Shades of Grey Launch Trailer Now Most Watched in History

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Fifty Shades of Grey Launch Trailer Now Most Watched in History

Universal has announced that the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey's film adaptation is now the most-watched launch video in history with over 100 million views and counting.

According to Universal, the trailer for the film adaptation of E. L. James' 2011 novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has made history in its first week as the most-watched launch movie trailer earning over 100 million views across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social sites. "Fifty Shades Of Grey trailers are pulling monumental views," claims RelishMix CEO Marc Krazen. Across just the two YouTube channels owned by Universal, the trailer has already passed over 33 million views. The trailer uploaded on Universal's YouTube channel garnered more than 13 million views, while its UK counterpart did even better with close to 20 million views. "Add to that ripped and reposted versions on movie fan channels. It's unprecedented for a film that's six months out," Krazen notes.

As for social media, the trailer fared just as well. Before the 2 1/2-minute teaser was shown officially, the 15-second teaser premiered unannounced on Beyonce's Instagram account (with over 14 million followers) on Saturday, July 19, where it ran up over 443,000 "likes" and over 85,000 comments. When the full trailer dropped on July 24 at 8:15 a.m. ET, it instantly became the most-watched trailer on YouTube that day. It racked up over 98,000 mentions per hour on Twitter and was the no.1 Google-trending topic in the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany. An additional 13 million uploads were viewed on various other platforms including Yahoo, IMDB, and Apple. Aside from that, over 900,000 trailer views from unofficial YouTube uploads were also seen, with Universal saying it got an additional 40 million additional views on Facebook across the studio's domestic and international channels, as well as Beyonce's Facebook page where the vid alone amassed over 446,000 likes, and 222,000 shares.

Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time) as Christian Grey, with directorial duties handled by Sam Taylor-Johnson for a February 13, 2015 theatrical release.

Source: Deadline

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How many do you think were just seeing how bad it could possibly be?

So...Does that mean 50 shades of grey is going to be the most expensive Porno ever made? xD

Infernai:
So...Does that mean 50 shades of grey is going to be the most expensive Porno ever made? xD

Not sure about that, but it could be the most watched. ;)

So a badly written Twilight fan fic has got it's own movie. I am surprised that they would make a movie glorifying the abusive relationship that a man forces on a woman.

I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

Abusive and poorly written.

The only reason anyone read this book was for the turgid and dull sex scenes, that in all likelihood they won't be able to show in their entirety on screen in a major film release.

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

Tame and borderline hilarious. I can't put my opinion of it into words, so I'll leave you with this:
http://thingsboganslike.com/2012/09/14/253-fifty-shades-of-grey/

what ?! why ? wtf ?! i did watch it myself just to see how fucking vile it would be, i just see it more of the twilight style crap with the legions of mums and teenager girls obsessing over it like they did with Twilight. It looks like shit.

I haven't seen it yet. Not out of protest but lack of interest, i'll admit, I am tempted but after reading the first few pages of the damn book. F*ck it!

:/

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

its weird...because I actually cannot (for the life of me) figure out how it got so popular

and I don't mean that in a "hurr hurr bad twilight fan fic" way...I'm honestly baffled, if not for how badly its written but also because the erotica genre exist beforehand

the only thing I can come up with is one hell of a snowball effect......at one point the "huh whats that?" affect got everyone talking about it..not to mention the "oh lord is it THAT bad? I have to see" thing

to say its badly written is an understatement

Zombie Badger:
How many do you think were just seeing how bad it could possibly be?

its funny...for some reason I really want to watch this movie...like...out of morbid curiosity

Tentheria:
The only reason anyone read this book was for the turgid and dull sex scenes, that in all likelihood they won't be able to show in their entirety on screen in a major film release.

I've not read the books, but I'm reliably informed that they're absolutely terrible. The only way this film could be of interest to me is if they go for the NC17 rating, which of course they won't because it's box office poison. It'll never be better than this, anyway.

Anachronism:

Tentheria:
The only reason anyone read this book was for the turgid and dull sex scenes, that in all likelihood they won't be able to show in their entirety on screen in a major film release.

I've not read the books, but I'm reliably informed that they're absolutely terrible. The only way this film could be of interest to me is if they go for the NC17 rating, which of course they won't because it's box office poison. It'll never be better than this, anyway.

In support of Gilbert Godfrey, I believe one could extract more genuine eroticism from one of his fabled readings of The Aristocrats than from this dreck.

Is this really going to be an R/ 18 (biggest buget porno ever than Basic Instinct or Wild Things?) since knowing Hollywood they want more cash thus it will be 15 at the most? Yet again they probably are that many people to flogged in watch it as an 18....

So they are not getting Scarlett Johanssen and Christoph Waltz to play the two leads? Why have you lied to me, SNL?

Shamanic Rhythm:

Tame and borderline hilarious. I can't put my opinion of it into words, so I'll leave you with this:
http://thingsboganslike.com/2012/09/14/253-fifty-shades-of-grey/

Thanks for that link. Her inner goddess sure loves herself a good boning.

And now we know the true number of sexually bored housewives there are in western culture. Oh wait...tasteless, sexually bored housewives. My bad...

I call bullshit. No one thinks this movie is going to be anything but bad twilight fan fiction robbed of the only thing people were interested in in the first place in order to secure the R rating.

This, kind of blows my mind. I've read a little bit of it, but I was never one to sit and read through an entire book.

While I understand that when talking about sexual fantasies, that we'd want to take things in a more extreme, unrealistic direction. Something more surreal, that wouldn't happen in real life, I don't really think it's right to publish abuse and call it sexy. 50 Shades is straight up coercion and abuse that parades itself as 'BDSM' related when it can't even get the first fucking thing about BDSM right.

I think it was advertised incorrectly, because it's about abuse.

This is some bullshit. Not in the sense I'm saying it's not true, just that it's fucking stupid.

Bad Twilight fan-fic makes the author ludicrously rich, and then gets her a movie deal. How can you even film that book? It's fucking nonsense. Apart from all the sex that they'll have to deftly avoid showing, the whole book is utter shit.

Grey, who is apparently idolised by millions of undersexed women the world over, is one of the most villainous people ever. He's basically a rapist, abusive, manipulative, stalking piece of shit.

Mcoffey:
I call bullshit. No one thinks this movie is going to be anything but bad twilight fan fiction robbed of the only thing people were interested in in the first place in order to secure the R rating.

Go look at Twitter or Facebook. People (mainly women) are excited for this turd.

Exterminas:
In other News: Scientists just discovered that even the mere promise of porn is appealing to internet users. Scientists are baffled by this discovery and are convinced that it will change the way advertising works!

I was going to say.

Crap, I know a couple dozen people who want to see the movie on the premise that Alexis Bledel might get nekkid.

BeerTent:

I think it was advertised incorrectly, because it's about abuse.

If they relabeled this, they'd have to relabel the romance genre.

...which would be funny.

I actually quite enjoyed the book, in a very roundabout, morbid way. I can't wait to hate the movie that follows.

008Zulu:
So a badly written Twilight fan fic has got it's own movie. I am surprised that they would make a movie glorifying the abusive relationship that a man forces on a woman.

Equally surprised that Beyonce provided the song for the trailer. I'm pretty sure she doesn't know what the movie is about other than it is popular with women. I'm just going to wait here with a bowl of popcorn to see this blow up in her face.

You know what baffles me more? People saying "badly written Twilight fan fiction". Makes me question if there's some good Twilight fan fiction out there...

This is going to be the best Valentine date movie ever! Who cares if it sucks :P

Anachronism:

Tentheria:
The only reason anyone read this book was for the turgid and dull sex scenes, that in all likelihood they won't be able to show in their entirety on screen in a major film release.

I've not read the books, but I'm reliably informed that they're absolutely terrible. The only way this film could be of interest to me is if they go for the NC17 rating, which of course they won't because it's box office poison. It'll never be better than this, anyway.

I see your Gilbert Gottfried, and I raise you Charles Dance.

Shamanic Rhythm:

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

Tame and borderline hilarious. I can't put my opinion of it into words, so I'll leave you with this:
http://thingsboganslike.com/2012/09/14/253-fifty-shades-of-grey/

Meh, I say to go with this review (and the subsequent sequel reviews) instead:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/340987215

OT: I watched the trailer to see how bad it'd be, all the while pretty much praying that the film will get a PG-13 rating (which will never happen because the movie would only be 30 minutes long). My boyfriend and I actually considered going to the theater to see it since A.) It's gonna be bad 2.) It comes out on my birthday.

I don't know jack shit about 50 Shades, but judging from some of the reactions here, it seems like an awful, abusive sex filled movie.
Which is why nobody should be shocked by the number.

Zombie Badger:
How many do you think were just seeing how bad it could possibly be?

Not enough.

Mcoffey:
I call bullshit. No one thinks this movie is going to be anything but bad twilight fan fiction robbed of the only thing people were interested in in the first place in order to secure the R rating.

And if you actually talk to any of the people who are fans of the book (ie: ridiculous numbers of women), you'll find that this is not the case. The women I know who were into the book are still very much interested in the movie, either in spite of the reductions to make the R rating, or in ignorance of it.

razer17:

Mcoffey:
I call bullshit. No one thinks this movie is going to be anything but bad twilight fan fiction robbed of the only thing people were interested in in the first place in order to secure the R rating.

Go look at Twitter or Facebook. People (mainly women) are excited for this turd.

Jadak:

Mcoffey:
I call bullshit. No one thinks this movie is going to be anything but bad twilight fan fiction robbed of the only thing people were interested in in the first place in order to secure the R rating.

And if you actually talk to any of the people who are fans of the book (ie: ridiculous numbers of women), you'll find that this is not the case. The women I know who were into the book are still very much interested in the movie, either in spite of the reductions to make the R rating, or in ignorance of it.

Well that's just all around disappointing.

I thought that 50 Shades was just bad, but I didn't know any of the details.

The trailer, if anything, makes the story look depraved, and reflects badly on the author. I mean, a person who just uses others for sex being the main love interest is f**ked up. Since the writing of the source material is abysmal, this looks like it might not even turn out a "ha-ha, it's so bad" movie, but more of a "oh god this is so bad, why does it exist" movie.

The fact that it comes out on Valentine's Day doesn't make it better either. I mean, Twilight was already pretty damaging to easily-influenced people, but this is bordering on smut-peddling territory. I believe in the lack of restriction for art, but this still feels like it should be regulated somehow, or at least have a warning label attached to it.

I mean, even The King in Yellow had some warnings saying "this book here contains f**ked-up s**t, be warned, reader, for you venture into madness".

Vault101:

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

its weird...because I actually cannot (for the life of me) figure out how it got so popular

and I don't mean that in a "hurr hurr bad twilight fan fic" way...I'm honestly baffled, if not for how badly its written but also because the erotica genre exist beforehand

Couldn't agree with this more.

The only thing I can think of is that it had just enough weirdness that it got pushed slightly into the mainstream, which resulted in people who haven't been exposed to erotica going all gaga over it since it was something they had never seen. Then add on all the parody's since it's badly written. I don't know though. Doesn't make any sense to me.

Ed130 The Vanguard:
I have not read 50 shades, but all this talk of porn has rendered me mildly intrigued. (Not enough to read it, or watch the movie). Is it tame? Kinky? Japanese? Weird? Banned in most civilized countries?

It's porn. That's all it is. It's a Twilight story where the pale boring guy ties up the pale boring girl and does naughty things to her. It's utterly generic if you've ever read any erotica online or otherwise.

BeerTent:
Something more surreal, that wouldn't happen in real life, I don't really think it's right to publish abuse and call it sexy.

To be fair, some men and far more women find it very sexy, abuse or not. It didn't get popular just because the bad writing is funny.

If the movie itself gets more viewings than the launch trailers then something is wrong with existence itself. It's completely possible though.

Based on the content (or at least the fragments that I was exposed to), I suspect that many fans of this book masturbate while reading the book.
There might be a lot of moaning among the audience during screenings of this movie, just saying.

So....They made Secretary again?

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