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The New ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer Is Hot And Ridiculous And Also Hot

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I’m so conflicted over the upcoming  Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which dropped its second trailer last night. On the one hand, Jamie Dornan‘s bare chest. On the other hand: everything else.

I read 50 Shades when it was Twilight fan fiction (hello, this is my truth), and, despite its many numerous flaws – the biggest being its problematic portrayal of BDSM and that awful Inner Goddess character – I liked it. A lot. Like straight-up enjoyed it. Go ahead and mock me, I get it. And look – it’s easy to poke fun at Fifty Shades. I mean, the helicopter is named Charlie Tango. That right there is reason enough to put down the book. But it’s a lot harder to stand up here on this internet soap box and declare that I for real enjoyed a story about a 27-year-old gajillionaire who makes his girlfriend wear vag balls to a fancy dinner with his parents.

Oof. That felt good to get off my chest.

I’m inclined to like everything about this trailer because Jamie Doran is the perfect sociopathic sexpot rich dude in a suit. But I still can’t figure i if this movie is going to be good-good (the elevator scene), bad-good (red room of pain, sexy ice cube), or just bad-bad (Christian Grey making musical love to a piano). It’s a hodge pot of hot moments mixed with a heap of cringe, and yet I can’t look away because of the aforementioned bare chest. My inner goddess is all over the place.

Regardless, I declare this a safe space to both mock this movie and/or announce your love for it. It’s the only way we’ll get through it together.