Last week saw the release of the second trailer for the movie Fifty Shades Darker. It might sit at just over two minutes long, but this trailer has caused huge waves online. People are either raving about it and saying how excited they are for the film or they are slating it.
Fifty Shades is one of those book series and film series that really divides people. We either love it or hate it. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. But with the recent release of the latest trailer, should we care about Fifty Shades Darker?
Here on the Escort Norway blog we take a look at the trailer, how the internet has reacted, and whether we should be getting excited for this movie. Got something you want to add? Use the comment box below to join in the discussion.
Fifty Shades Darker
Within the first 24 hours the trailer had received almost 680,000 views on YouTube. This might sound like an impressive figure, but when the first trailer for the movie was released back in September, it became the most viewed trailer in 24 hours. In fact, it was viewed a massive 114 million times across platforms.
But what does this trailer tell us about the movie? To begin with, it seems that Christian and Anastasia are going to try to have an actual relationship… without all of the kinky things that made her walk away from him in the first film.
“No more secrets” and “no more rules” are some of the things that we hear in the trailer… but not long passes before we see Anastasia slipping off her panties in a restaurant for him. Okay, so this trailer doesn’t really show as much BDSM as the trailer for the first film did, but people are still expecting it.
Instead the focus seems to be more on the characters. However, this isn’t something that everyone is happy about. Want to see the trailer for yourself? Watch below!
The internet reacts
Whenever a big trailer like this hits the internet, people react. They make “reaction videos” to show how they feel about what they have just seen, or they simply post comments on social media about it.
As you might expect, the reactions to Fifty Shades Darker were mixed. Some were excited, stating that “this trailer was everything” and that it “looks even better than the first one”. Others weren’t so keen.
One user on the YouTube video stated “I hate myself for being excited about this”. The reactions of people on social media, however, weren’t as kind. They pointed out that the series is, effectively, about an abusive relationship that someone has tried to wrap up in a BDSM ribbon.
"50 Shades of Grey" is a franchise about a guy who kind of likes spanking and uses that fact to abuse a college student.
— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) December 7, 2016
Responses to the first film
The first film had mixed reviews too. Some thought that it was great and incredibly kinky. Others with knowledge about the world of BDSM and how it works were screaming for all to hear that Christian Grey is not a dominant. For example, when his sub is in distress, he continues. A good dom will stop… even if they sub doesn’t use the safe word.
For a lot of people they hated the first film because it made it seems as though having money made all of these things okay. Numerous people took to Twitter to highlight this:
I know a bunch of guys who are like Christian Grey but without the money and the handsomeness. They're in jail.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 15, 2015
In the first film, Christian and Anastasia go through a contract to discuss what is and isn’t acceptable. The contract is then quickly forgotten and Christian just does what he wants. He crosses many lines, which eventually leads to Anastasia walking out.
If you have ever had any experience of BDSM then you will know why she walks out. With a dom/sub relationship you have trust between you. You can say no and know that they will stop. That doesn’t happen in Fifty Shades, so doms everywhere end up with a bad reputation.
Will you be watching?
I’ll admit that I did watch the first film. Throughout the entire viewing I was sitting there thinking “this is an abusive relationship” and not “this is an accurate representation of BDSM”. If you want an accurate representation, you might want to look elsewhere.
That said, should we care about Fifty Shades Darker? Personally I don’t think I’ll be rushing to the cinema to see it… but will you? Do you want to see what the second film does for BDSM?
Let us know what you think about the series, good or bad, by leaving a comment in the box below. You can even vote in our poll and tell us if you will watch it.
Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.
In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.