Watch: Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer


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Tuesday, Beyoncé teased the teaser trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey via her Instagram account, which, by association, gives a little more lady-power to the male-dominating BDSM bestseller. And when the full trailer arrived this morning there were not only mouths agape, scarves tied and pensive piano plinks, but also a new mysterious rendition of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.”

Actually, there’s more Beyoncé than BDSM silk-sheets-slithering in this trailer, save some snippets at the end. What we mostly get is foreplay, errr … I mean, exposition. Framed around an interview between virginal college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) with high-profile business magnate, Christian Grey (Jamie Doran), there’s hints of seduction of high-living lifestyle that leads to the sexy dungeon. But does the trailer provide any hints to a (Basic Instinct) Paul Verhoeven-level of lurid, pulpy sexiness? Or does this appear to be in a studio-approved, big-budget Zalman King (Red Shoe Diaries) territory? Let us know in the comments below.

The Sam Taylor-Johnson film (who directed the under-appreciated John Lennon portrait of the artist as a young man pic, Nowhere Boy) opens on February 13, 2015 and co-stars Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Rita Ora. Universal might be waiting to see how the film does as they’ve yet to hire a screenwriter for the rest of the E.L. James’ vilified — but popular — trilogy, which also includes Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed (which, all told, sold 90 million copies, so they’re probably all coming).

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