Fans React To Fifty Shades Of Grey Screening - And They Like It!
Preview viewing for 'hardcore' fans in New York City...
It can be freezing cold in the Big Apple at this time of year, but the city's famous Ziegfeld Theatre was sizzling last night with a special preview screening of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
And the initial reaction from some of the most-devoted fans of EL James' erotic novel is that Sam Taylor-Johnson's movie adaptation more than does it justice.
"There was loud applause — and cheers — and the audience didn't restrain themselves from intermittent gasps, nervous giggles and even a stray 'Oh, yeah' throughout the screening."
Fernanda Capolina was impressed with the leading couple and said: "I heard that they didn't like each other in real life, but I thought they were fine. The chemistry was amazing."
While Julie O'Mahoney actually preferred the film to the printed version: "The movie was much better than the book.
"The book's very boring and step-by-step. There were cringe-worthy moments. It wasn't a very memorable book."
And Kathy Exposito was reported to have tears in her eyes after the screening, having found it all a bit emotional.
"I'm pretty comfortable with sex," she proclaimed.
"It's one thing reading the book by yourself in the house in the dark, and it's another seeing the movie with a hundred people. You feel exposed, like 'Oh my god, now everybody knows I like this kind of thing.'"
Stars Dornan and Dakota Johnson were joined at the event by author James and by the movie's director with her actor hubby Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The movie is released on Friday, 13 February.