Fifty Shades way out in front

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

In another part of this pa­per re­cently , we won­dered whether any­body still cared about the up­com­ing film adap­ta­tion of the erotic ro­mance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Boy, is there egg (and other un­pleas­ant sub­stances) on our face. Less than a week af­ter emerg­ing on YouTube, the clip be­came the most viewed video on that site for 2014. It is com­fort­ably ahead of com­pet­ing film trail­ers.

The suave promo for Godzilla (rather bet­ter than the film as it tran­spired) man­aged 26.3 mil­lion hits, whereas the Fifty Shades trailer reg­is­tered a whop­ping 36.4 mil­lion views.

Of course, the video does con­tain con­tent that might ap­peal to view­ers in search of . . . well, mild arousal. We’ll leave it at that, shall we?

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