The INSIDER Summary:
- The “Fifty Shades” series is pretty creepy.
- Christian Grey stalks Anastasia Steele and steals her financial information.
- The new “Honest Trailer” for the movie highlights the problems with the series.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” and its sequels strive to be the sexiest big-budget movies around right now. Based on the books by E.L. James, they’re about a Seattle billionaire, Christian Grey, who introduces a young woman named Anastasia Steele into the world of BDSM.
But the plot of the books — and by extension the movies — is kind of creepy.
Look no further than the latest movie, “Fifty Shades Darker.” Grey obtains Steele’s bank account information without her permission and wires her more than ten thousand dollars, and then tries to buy the publishing company she works for because she’s spending too much time with her boss. It’s also revealed that he has serious Oedipal issues — he’s really into women who resemble his mother.
The new “Honest Trailers” entry captures the weirdness of it all: “Watch as this walking red flag stalks his ex-girlfriend,” the narrator jokes.
As the video points out, it doesn’t help that the movie is crushingly boring, and surprisingly modest compared to the first film, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Maybe “Fifty Shades Freed” will be sexier, but it probably won’t be any less slimy.
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