Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Will Fans Still Support It?

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With the considerable backlash surrounding the Fifty Shades of Grey movie casting, should producers be concerned that fans will lose passion for the project?

To say that readers weren't wowed en masse by Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey would be putting it mildly.

THG polling suggests fewer than 30 percent of respondents are excited about the two actors chosen for the adaptation of EL James' erotic novel.

It's not just indifference, either. Many are full-on livid over it.

Tens of thousands have even gone so far as to petition for a new Christian and Ana, specifically Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel in the sexy lead roles.

While that's never going to happen, it's sure to keep some fans dreaming of what might have been, which is not helping build support for the actual leads.

There's also another, less dramatic scenario that could play out.

There's at least a possibility that some fans will be so bitter over the Fifty Shades of Grey casting that they stay home, rather than flock to theaters.

Should producers be worried? Or is this just a product of fan support for the project that will fade once they actually see the duo on screen together?

Where do you stand as of right now? Comment/vote below:

Fifty Shades of Grey movie: Will you still watch?

 

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Everyday I find more people that do not want to see the film. Bad casting mostly but, some because their Christian is in the realm of fantasy. If they would have picked a handsome Christian I would have gone. Ian, Matt, Ryan why not scott Eastwood. This Christian sucks the big bikkke.

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As each day passes since they cast the lead roles, I am getting more and more excited. I love that google has so many pictures of the two and Charlie looks COMPLETELY different all clean and shaven and Dakota looks much prettier with the brown hair. I am looking forward to seeing their on screen chemistry because for them to choose this two...it must be off the charts! I am very glad they didnt go with Bomer/Bledell because it would not have been believeable (IMHO).

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As each day passes since they cast the lead roles, I am getting more and more excited. I love that google has so many pictures of the two and Charlie looks COMPLETELY different all clean and shaven and Dakota looks much prettier with the brown hair. I am looking forward to seeing their on screen chemistry because for them to choose this two...it must be off the charts! I am very glad they didnt go with Bomer/Bledell because it would not have been believeable (IMHO),

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They butchered it with this cast. There's no going back now unless they recast and we know that's not happening. It's not even about our favs getting the part, it's that these 2 in general are completely left field. Especially Dakota! In a book where physical appearances are played up SO match we expect the actors to be able to give us a real life image, and these two ruin it. Dakota isn't the tiny, delicate, pretty Ana with HUGE eyes and assets. She is the opposite. Brown hair can't even change her face and body. Charlie looks older than Christian who looks young as it is and is only 27, he is slim but muscular, and drop dead gorgeous. Charlie is a "big" guy and I wouldn't look twice. He would've been PERFECT as Elliot Grey. This is just a total miscast. Huge disappointment. Can believe all the hype ad secrets for a whole year led to this.

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as long as they show TT's its all good

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@ Carlos Danger

Well Dakota doesn't have tits, unlike the Ana Steele in the books.

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The "novel" sucked, the movie is going to suck. I read the first book because I'll try anything once before I complain about it. I then went and bought a set of actual novels to apologize to my brain for putting it through that pathetic dead pan drivel

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It's just mommy porn. I prefer actual BDSM to mommy porn.

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The male lead, I'm with that pick a little, but the girl, he!! to the no! Anastasia does not look like her at all.

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No this movie is so ruined, I can't believe they did that, I rented the DVD, didn't even watch it and it hasn't even been made yet! I heard they are considering Ben Affleck now because no one wants him to play Batman!

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