With the release of Fifty Shades Darker just over a month away, it’s time for a new trailer—one that more or less foregoes the kinky stuff altogether, making the movie seem like a contemporary Fatal Attraction. Marketing!
After a first half that shows Christian (Jamie Dornan) trying to woo Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) back after the events of the first movie, playing out like a standard romcom—she’s not going to take him back, but she says yes to a meal so there’s still hope!—the latter part of the trailer veers into thriller territory with the introduction of a stalker (Bella Heathcote) who could tear the couple back apart, if Kim Basinger doesn’t do it first.
It’s enough to make you wonder what the movie itself is going to be like. Where’s the kink that this whole franchise was meant to be about?
Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters on February 10.