What do elders think about the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer? This video will show you. Just a mild NSFW warning first, the video includes the trailer, as well as a segment where some vaguely steamy portions of the text from E.L. James' novel is read. Keep that in mind while setting the volume...
The above video comes to us from YouTube's The Fine Bros., the channel that regularly brings us those great "Kids React" videos. Well, they're also doing Elders React videos, and the latest has a group of senior citizens sitting down to watch the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.
I especially like Don's immediate reaction of "What is this," as it reminded me of the guy in Defending Your Life who visits the Past Lives Pavilion and finds out he was once a little girl with a doll.
"I don't do romance? What kind of a guy are you?" Don asks, watching Christian try to warn Ana away.
Meanwhile, Fine Brothers' father, Yehuda, has a lot to say, including "This is not good. Hypnotic eyes. Trouble!" And later, "Oh baby, you're in trouble. Into the dungeon you go!" Yehuda later claims he wouldn't ever see Fifty Shades of Grey, but I don't know, he seems pretty into it. I think a full feature commentary from Yehuda could work. With lots of mentions of the "dungeon" of course.
Vera also seemed intrigued, and from the way she talked about the plot and how Christian's much younger than she pictured, it seems like she's a fan of the books as well.
Speaking of E.L. James' steamy novels, the video also includes a segment where the subjects read text from some of the sexy scenes, one of which involves a "popsicle." The best part about this "reading," is everyone's reaction to Ana's exclamation of "Holy cow."
Hey, no one's arguing that this is fine literature here. Ok, maybe some people would argue that, but as the discussion leads into the draw of this book, it all comes around to fantasy, which is a big part of the appeal to a lot of fiction when it all comes down to it. The sexually inexperienced young woman tames the sadomasochistic monster, as Vera succinctly describes the story. But maybe Richard is right in stating simply that the public is just "horny as hell." Whatever the case may be, the books were a big hit, and judging by how popular the trailer has been since it released back in July, there's a good chance the movie will be as well. If you haven't seen the trailer, watch it here.
Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters February 13, 2015. Directed by Sam Tyalor-Johnson, the feature adaptation stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden and Max Martini.