Days after the highly anticipated, too-sexy-for-TV trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey” aired, critics are calling for the film to be banned or pleading with moviegoers to skip it. The Parents Television Council lambasted NBC, which aired the movie trailer on Thursday during “The Today Show,” for promoting the film, according to The Telegraph. The watchdog group said the trailer, which was edited to omit some sexually suggestive scenes, should not have been aired at 8 a.m. when children would be watching. Read more >>
The cartoon by Matt from the Daily Telegraph shows a man who has been blinfolded and tied to a chair. His wife tells her friend, "It's to stop him watching the 50 Shades of Grey Trailer".
Do you really need one? If so, just watch the trailer!
1. A trailer is an advertisement for a film or television programme that shows a short part of that film or programme.
2. Note that the English spelling of 'grey' is used even in an American context (where it is usually spelt 'gray') because it's a play on the name of the, er, dominant, male protagonist Christian Grey.