50 Shades of Grey Movie: Will it Suck? Or Totally Not?

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The upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film is getting all sorts of hype ... which it can't possibly live up to. Could this movie possibly be any good at all?

Given the popularity of EL James' novels, there's no reason why a 50 Shades film couldn't win over general audiences and make money ... in theory.

The only problem with a Fifty Shades of Grey movie is ... the Fifty Shades of Grey book. What has made it so successful simply may not translate.

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"The only way to make it into a crowd-pleasing film is to pretty much tear everything out of the book," says author/screenwriter Christopher Farnsworth.

"Those movies don't historically make a lot of money. Studios don't want to make R-rated films. They want more PG films that a lot of people can see."

Many believe Fifty Shades would be better suited to an HBO show, which, regardless of who plays Christian and Ana, could drag out its racy content for years.

Of course, if the budget for this film is small enough, and the buzz strong enough, an R rating doesn't have to stand in the way of a long-term profit.

Especially if the flick sticks with the book's main thematic elements, which, when you strip away all the sex, is basically glorified Twilight fan fiction.

"It's the classic big love story ... the powerful man who plucks out a seemingly ordinary woman, and makes her feel special," romance author Beatriz Williams says.

"That's emotional crack for women. We're hardwired to love this stuff."

Indeed ... but will you pay to see the 50 Shades movie? Vote!


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Kiki West and stacie W. Are you that starved for attention. This is nothing but soft porn. Romance books totally suck.


Thank you Free Britney! When I first heard about the movie I had doubts. Just look at "One for the Money", it destroyed Janet Evanovich's ideal of Ranger and Morreli.-sp-
I would go NC 17 but that would scare some off and rated R has been pushing the limits. How does one tame a book of this magnitude without losing what made it so readable? I don't know that you can.


This is an awesome book. It is not just about the sex but a love story. This book is not made for young adults. Only mature audience, there it should bw rated R not pg13. Common that would ruin the whole film taking out parts just to make it sutable for all. There are just some movies out there made for adults. This is one of them. I mean mature adults not 18 or 19 year olds. I hope the producers take this into consideration. I mean the booka are not written for teens or " everyone". The movie a should not be either. Really think about it. You want the movie to make it at the box office then rate the movie.