The spoof is a time-honored tradition in the movie business. From the Zucker brothers' send up of 1970s disaster movies with Airplane and Mel Brooks' shot at Star Wars with Spaceballs, you can be sure that anytime a movie becomes a cultural phenomenon that the parody movie won’t be far behind. Such is the case with 50 Shades of Grey. It now has a spoof of its very own. Only in this case, the parody may be even dirtier than the original. This trailer is very NSFW so please be prepared for that. Check out 50 Shades of Black.
Marlon Wayans is no stranger to the spoof movie but this is a far cry from the two A Haunted House movies that he also wrote and starred in. While those took aim at the "found footage" horror genre like Paranormal Activity, this instead is going for an even more adult audience. While the movie looks to include plenty of the BDSM that inspired its source material, it, like many recent comedies of its kind, will also be taking aim at other recent films, as well. There’s an obvious Magic Mike sequence where Wayans is apparently playing a male stripper. Pop culture is not safe either, as Wayans also does his best Kim Kardashian impression. He’s a man of many talents, what can we say?
The spoof is actually coming out at the perfect time. While the original 50 Shades of Grey saw a Valentine’s Day release in 2015, the sequel isn’t slated to come out until 2017. Leaving the Valentine’s Day window for the coming year open for the comedy version instead. It will be interesting to see if fans of the first film will find the joke in 50 Shades of Black. While Grey has been insanely popular with many, the movie also has it’s problems, meaning there are also many who might enjoy laughing at it even more.
Due to Black’s intensely adult humor the audience will be somewhat limited, but R-rated comedies have had a strong track record in recent months. Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck was a huge hit this past summer and a number of additional adult comedies are slated for the coming months, including a sequel to Seth Rogen’s hit Neighbors and another grown up sex comedy, which actually co-star’s Grey’s Dakota Johnson, How to be Single.
The Haunted House movies hardly set the box office on fire, but as they cost just short of nothing to make, they were both successful from a financial perspective. Are you looking forward to a more comedic take on the 50 Shades story, or the hype for this already dead?
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