A new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer starring Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has surfaced online. It also stars Blake Lively, former brat packer Andrew McCarthy, and, of all people, Academy Award winner Matt Damon. Wonder who the latter two gentlemen play? Hmmm?
As the search for the perfect Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele continues, devotees of E.L. James' wildly popular "mommie porn" novel continue to produce 50 Shades of Grey movie trailers and teasers. The latest such effort features Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as the sadomasochistically inclined twosome. Bomer's inclusion in the list of possible candidates for the coveted Christian Grey role caused a firestorm of controversy which will, no doubt, reappear if he is ultimately chosen for the part. Bomer is gay, and some people, including celebrated author Brett Easton Ellis whose name was once bandied about as the prospective film's screenwriter. Ellis opined that Bomer's real-life sexual identity would "complicate" his performance as the dominant chick magnet, Christian Grey. Whatever.
Brett East Ellis' reservations notwithstanding, both Bomer and Bledel seem to do well enough in the trailer. Bomer is conventionally handsome, and Bledel certainly looks the part of a clueless virgin who's dumb enough--er--so totally in love with a man she's just met that she signs a contract agreeing to become his masochistic sex slave. Nevertheless, the trailer, although well made, raises several unanswered questions. Why, for example, does the speaker at Anastasia's college graduation look like a slimmer, slightly younger version of George W. Bush? And why does Andrew McCarthy look so angry each time he appears on camera? And, most important of all, why does Matt Damon look like he wishes he was somewhere else? As for the hoary line about how "love happens when you least expect it," some things are best left unexamined and unexplained.
You can watch the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer on the video below. Enjoy.
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