Seeing as I was basically on blog hiatus the past few years, I never got to check in and take the pop culture temperature when things got Way Too Hot to Handle, which is clearly what happened when E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey was unleashed upon us all. From the subways of New York City to the one time I flew to Davenport, Iowa for and saw a group of middle-aged women on the flight all pull out their copies with the choreographed synchronicity of a Busby Berkeley number, that book was inescapable. In 2012.
Does Fifty Shades of Grey still have any zeitgeist-y momentum these days, or was it but a flash in the contempo-pop pan? Judging by this LEGO remake of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer made by Antonio Toscano, Fifty Shades has still got it (for now). This trailer is Safe for Work, but keep your fainting chaise close and your clutching pearls handy. You know, just in case:
Jeez. Oh my, even. Everything is awesome, but this trailer particularly so.
I’d make a crack that it took a LEGO trailer to finally make me interested in Fifty Shades of Grey, but who am I kidding? I may have never read the book (because NO), but I’m definitely looking forward to the movie. After all, didn’t Susan Sontag say something about “stag films seen without lust”?
Much love to Divya for the tip.