50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twilight

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  1. SPCTRE

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    You're confusing movies with musicals.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kaSxPrQTpA[/yt]
     
  2. Masiral

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    Yeah, I don't think so. Here's Wikipedia's list of the highest-grossing films. I don't see it breaking the top 20 at all - no broad, family appeal, like Frozen or the Harry Potter movies; unlikely to have huge rewatch numbers; and I bet a lot of people will wait until Netflix or DVD, to avoid embarrassment (like people buying it on Kindle to avoid being seen with the physical book).
     
  3. Keith1701

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.
     
  4. Turtletrekker

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    Yep, that's why I quoted him. :)
     
  6. Zaku

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    The 50 Shades of Grey trailer.... WITH LEGO!!!!

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7AvZPTT4kU[/yt]

    Comparison with the original
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3dqeCt0RA[/yt]
     
  7. galleywest

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    My exact reaction.
     
  8. Dream

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

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  9. Peach Wookiee

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    ^Yeah, Patrick, that was our reaction too.
     
  10. Dream

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  11. JoeZhang

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    One of the reviews says that it is a bit odd for a spanker's movie, there isn't a single penis in it - erect, flaccid or otherwise.
     
  12. Trekker4747

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    It's very hard (no pun intended... Oh, fuck it, it's intended.) to show an erect penis in a movie and for it to not become NC-17, in fact I think it's impossible. You can show a flaccid one but only in certain contexts and I'm sure only for so much/so long. Plus, your actor has be willing to show it.

    Everything I'm hearing has this movie being very tame compared to the source material. In fact:

    Brad Jones in his Midnight Review (with Sarah) seemed to take the movie as very being very tame and actually not as bad as he had feared.

    Which is disappointing to me. I wanted to see this movie to experience how bad it is, but from what I've heard and seen it's not terrible. Or "the right kind of terrible" it's just boring compared to the source material. Brad and Sarah did seem to think the actress does a good job and the actor sucked.

    So, I guess I won't go see it out of a morbid curiosity. I mean, I loved going to see the Twilight movies because they were ridiculously bad. Entertainingly bad.

    This movie sounds like it's just a dud.
     
  13. Australis

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    Well, here's a take that women might find more helpful:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMh-ou0TKXk[/yt]
     
  14. Janeway's Girl

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    I want to see it out of curiosity and if it's as terrible as people are saying.
     
  15. Dream

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    People Magazine is live tweeting the movie:





    We've got the golden/grey ticket! We're live-tweeting opening night in Times Square #PEOPLEatFiftyShades
    - People magazine ‏@peoplemag

    Someone just walked out of the theater. 6 1/2 minutes in. Everyone waved goodbye. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Lip bite tally: 2 #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    This movie is just as sexy as we thought it would be. What can we say? We have a thing for flip-phones.
    #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    25 minutes in and only one person has vomited. We'll let you decide whether it was Ana or a fellow moviegoer #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    First glimpse of shirtless Jamie Dornan at 27:00. Future movie goers: plan your bathroom trips accordingly. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Lip bite tally: 3 #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    "You're here because I'm incapable of leaving you alone." Who said it: Christian to Ana or us to our cats? #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    The crowd CHEERS for Christian and Ana's first kiss, because we've never seen two people kiss before on a big screen. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Getting so many lines to use on potential suitors, like "I'm not going to touch you until I have your written consent" #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    To summarize the plot so far: How far would you go for free rent? #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Lip bite tally: 4,5 #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    42:25 we have a Jamie Dornan butt sighting. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Scientific fact: Ana looks at Christian the exact same way we look at pizza. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    As it turns out, we're the ones who need a safe word. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    There's a break in steamy scenes. The woman next to us loudly yawned. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015

    Our favorite line: everything by Beyoncé. Thanks for watching with us -- we aim to please. #PEOPLEAtFiftyShades
    — People magazine (@peoplemag) February 14, 2015
     
  16. Ethros

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    :lol:
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  17. Trekker4747

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    So anybody go (get dragged to) see it?
     
  18. FPAlpha

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    Female colleague of mine saw it, was disappointed at the lack of explicite action and said it was a bad movie (pretty much what every review says).

    Another female colleague will go see it soon, in her group will be her aunt too :wtf:
    She said she's never seen porn (as if! :lol:) and she hopes it's not too explicit.

    I guess the movie will still make a huge profit (it only cost around 40 million i heard) so sequels are guaranteed. I will surely catch it once it airs on TV because sometimes i just want to see some bad stuff but i expect a cringe fest ;)
     
  19. borgboy

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    Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

    I was amused by the fairly uptight conservative brother telling me today how his wife - who read the 50 Shades books - dragged him to see the movie. He really like it and thought it was really racy and scandalous.

    I have absolutely no interest in seeing or reading it but I've heard a lot of bad reviews enough to convince me I'd never want to see it.