First '50 Shades' Movie Footage Won't Be the Sexiest Sneak Peek by Far

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fifty shades chairs jamie dakota on setAfter waiting for what seems like FOREVER, we finally got word yesterday that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is more reality than fantasy now. Actual footage was screened at CinemaCon in Las Vegas! Five whole minutes worth! There's just one problem ...

Just about everyone who saw the clip used words like "PG-rated," "surprisingly tame," and "romantic" to describe what they saw as opposed to "racy," "sexual," "hot," or "kinky." In turn, fans are pretty freaked that Universal has gone and sanitized the hot and bothered love story, making it a huge entree of Hollywood romance with a tiny side of toned-down BDSM.

Devotees who were hoping for a lot more sex may have already started throwing around boycott threats, but there's really no need to worry that the movie is going to be a squeaky-clean disappointment. For one thing, the studio was probably just tailoring the clip to their audience. According to Amy Kaufman at the L.A. Times:

It's of course possible some of that footage was of the toned-down sort, thanks to the CinemaCon crowd, which can be a more buttoned-up group.

And if that's the case, we can likely bet that Universal is saving the ultra-steamy bits for the fans, who are far less conservative and more interested in seeing what's beyond the doors of the Red Room! In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if we get a sexier vibe from the official (perhaps red band?) trailer, whenever that hits the web.

Still, it's apparent that anyone hoping for an NC-17 softcore fest will have to give up the ghost, because it would seem the final cut is far more romance than erotic thriller. But being that most fans adored the books for the "love story," an emphasis on romance -- you know, with several seriously hot sex scenes -- shouldn't be a problem anyway.

Are you concerned there won't be enough sex in the movie -- or do you think it sounds like it will strike the perfect balance?

Image via FiftyShadesMovie/Instagram

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Dishie Writes

It's times like this that the producers need to step up and comment. They know what the fans want out of this story and we need to hear that it's true to the books. If it's not, then I for one am not interested in paying $15 to see it. I will wait until it's on Netflix.

Sylvie Meunier

the movie should be exacly like the book period !!!!

Debbie Marks

i thought E L James was going to be on set to make sure the movie was on track with the BOOKS!!!!


Tamica Ellery

if people are only interested in the movie for all the "SEX" then you arent true fans the books are not just about sex its a true love story!!!! i have no doubt that the movie is going to be true to the books even if its dialed down for cinemacon wait for the movie before you judge it!!! if you dont like it whn its out dont bother seeing it again! i for one am looking forward to the movie no matter how many sex sceens there are.

Jessica Brownlow

im sick of clicking to see the footage and the its reading about the footage.


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