‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ First Footage: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson – Little Sex, Lots of Romance

'Fifty Shades of Grey' First Footage: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson – Little Sex, Lots of Romance

Preview was far from NC-17

Universal Pictures revealed a surprisingly tame look at its S&M-tinged romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” at CinemaCon Tuesday.

Theater owners were treated to the first look ever at the studio's adaptation of E.L. James‘ kinky novel.

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Bringing the book that left so many readers hot under the collar to life onscreen was a challenge, which Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley admitted was a daunting one.

When asked how you make a film of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Langley joked, “Very carefully.”

She praised a cast that includes Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan — calling them “brave, bold actors” — and promised that they have the kind of chemistry that will give viewers “the next iconic screen romance.”

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As for the footage, romance was indeed the over-arching theme. There was a glimpse of a whip, a fleeting look at Johnson wearing a mask, and a confession by Dornan as Grey that “my tastes are very singular.”

The rest of the footage primarily consisted of the two attractive actors making moon-eyes at each other, in between helicopter rides and job interviews.



  • cookiee

    I cant wait to see the movie ..I loved the books and I intrigued by the movie ..I am sure they will do a great job ..at the beginning I must be honest and say I was not too convinced with the actors they selected but I decided to give them a chance . I hope I don't get dissapointed …

  • rubytones

    Tastes being “particular” would suggest irregular but with scope for interesting variety. Grey-Dornan saying “singular” is probably meant as a clever line but sounds alerts for 1 shade of dull on offer.

    • Lyssa9280

      Singular is the actual word used in the book

      • rubytones

        Yep, I think a lot of people hoped that a proper screen-writer would smooth out some of the poor writing in the books to help the movie dialogue to be less stupidly cringe and tragic. This is a case in point.

  • jenn91178@gmail.com

    i wish i could find the preview somewhere…. i am dying to see how this plays out :)

  • Phobe Grey

    Fifty Shades of Crap.