WATCH: Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon.
TORONTO — A sizzling new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey debuted Thursday — exactly three months before the film version of E.L. James’ erotic novel opens in cinemas.
Although set in Seattle, the movie was filmed in Vancouver. Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, were back in the city last month for reshoots.
“Say I did stay,” a curious Steele says at the end of the trailer. “What would happen?”
When the first trailer was released in July, a handful of morality groups objected to the “romanticizing” of BDSM relationships.
Morality in Media said in a statement the film promotes “abuse of power, female inequality, coercion, and sexual violence.”
Dornan, though, has insisted the movie will not glorify sexual violence against women.
“It’s very hard to argue that when it is all consensual,” he told The Observer. “Half the book is about making contracts. Permission and agreement that this be done.
“There’s no rape, no forced sexual situations.”
Dornan also revealed audiences will not get to see all of Grey’s anatomy.
“There were contracts in place that said viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… my todger,” he explained.
“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic.”
Fifty Shades of Grey, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, also stars Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini and Luke Grimes.
Alberta-raised Callum Keith Rennie, Ontario’s Rachel Skarsten and Dylan Neal, and B.C.’s Anthony Konechny and Emily Fonda also have roles in the movie.
Fifty Shades of Grey opens on Feb. 13.