#OfficialFifty Ticket Giveaway to Fifty Shades First on Today

As promised, today we are offering a fabulous giveaway!

Would you like to enter to win 2 tickets to the Today First Event to see Fifty Shades of Grey on February 6th in New York City? Cast and filmmakers will be there!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS blog post telling us you would like to be entered and tell us which cast member or filmmaker you most hope to see at this event should you win.

Here are the details:

The Fifty Shades First on TODAY event is scheduled to begin on or around 7:30 AM on February 6, 2015 at the Ziegfeld Theatre, 141 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Here are the official terms and conditions to entering: 

  • Winner and their guest must be 18 years or older.
  • Prizing consists of two (2) seats to the FIFTY SHADES FIRST on TODAY event in New York City the morning of Friday, Feb 6, 2015.
  • By entering, winner understands that they are responsible for all transportation and accommodations.

In addition:

  • We will NOT be mailing tickets. The Winner’s name will be placed on a guest list. 
  • The Winner is required to bring a government issued ID to check in and claim the seats.

Please keep in mind:

We know this is short notice! The contest will end tonight at 12-midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time). The winner will be chosen randomly and notified tomorrow, Saturday morning BY EMAIL. We will need to hear back from the winner by Sunday morning in order to provide #OfficialFifty with the winner’s full name, age, and email address. If we do not hear from the first-chosen Winner by Sunday 12 noon EST (Eastern Standard Time), then the ticket offer defaults and tickets will be offered to another fan.

This contest is being offered by #OfficialFifty to fans via our blog (we’re the go-between for you guys!) and via other #OfficialFifty sites. Once we have collected the Winner’s information, it will be provided to #OfficialFifty.

Please consider all of the above terms & conditions prior to entering the contest!

Good Luck Fifty Shades of Grey Fans!!

Update: Only one entry per email address was used. The winner was chosen randomly and notified. Thank you to all who entered! :)

Spotlight on Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

Based on what we’ve seen so far in terms of the trailers (including this latest one below as an example) we have no doubt that Sam Taylor-Johnson was the right woman for the job of director!

She gets it. Speaking to Red Magazine:

 “I felt like I had a responsibility to empower the lead character,” Taylor-Johnson said. “Anastasia had to go on a journey of sexual exploration, but, by the end, it had to be about empowerment. It is all her choice. All decisions, she’s clearly made.”

Those of us who are fans know how important this is because we don’t see Anastasia as a victim. She’s a participant of her own free will. You can read Red Magazine’s (@RedMagDaily) complete article here!

And as if directing and editing the movie wasn’t a big enough task, she recently directed the video for The Weeknd’s single, “Earned It” off the movie’s soundtrack, posting this picture to her Instagram account.

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Watching this Behind the Scenes video gives us just a little bit more insight into the director.

By her own admission, she’s obsessed, which translates to us as a very good thing–that she’s tuned in to everything this movie needs in order to deliver to the fans!

Fifty Shades Insight in February’s 2015 Issue of Details Magazine

What an amazing article FSoG fans can look forward to reading in the February 2015 issue of Details Magazine! Much insight is revealed about the movie from producer Michael DeLuca and director, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Oh, and in the tradition of Details Magazine…it probably includes some gorgeous pictures and behind-the-scenes video of our leading man, Jamie Dornan. ;) He describes the ups and downs to his particular process of auditioning for the role of Christian Grey.

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So the article asks if Jamie can dominate Hollywood. Fans aren’t worried about all of Hollywood — we are just looking for him to bring the character of Christian Grey to life in a way that does justice to our love for the story!

Enjoy this excerpt:

The classy and sophisticated Taylor-Johnson was drawn to this very mass-market project by the balance of power between Steele and Grey. “I’d not seen a love story as complex, or with sex as complex,” she says. “You feel you’re in his world, then slowly it’s revealed that you’re in hers. To be able to flip this tale, without the woman becoming a victim, was something I felt strongly about.”
This is Taylor-Johnson’s second feature (after 2009’s Nowhere Boy, a biopic about the young John Lennon), and by the time it opens, she will have worked on it for close to two years; the editing alone has taken more than nine months.
The biggest challenge involved the calibration of sex. “There’s so much of it!” Taylor-Johnson says with a laugh. “The difficult part has been to give each sex scene its own identity and character, so that the first is incredibly different from the last—and to try and do it in a way that feels powerful, not just salacious.” Equally concerning was the balance of nudity, which is plentiful; Taylor-Johnson was committed to making sure that both stars were naked an equal amount—without “feeling that just she is objectified or just he is.”
We’ve always felt our cherished love story was in good hands with the director — her words here are only further reassuring!
You can read more & see more pictures here via Details.com for now, but let’s not hesitate to pick up this issue once it hits newsstands/stores or maybe you’ll be lucky enough to already have a subscription to Details magazine, in which case, Mr. Grey will be showing up at your door to see you very soon!

The Music of Fifty Shades of Grey So Far…

While we wait for the complete soundtrack to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie to be released, we thought we’d highlight what we know to expect on it so far! We are big fans of having great music to accompany and associate with great scenes in movies so we will be looking forward to finding out where and how each of the soundtrack songs are used to accent our favorite parts of the movie!

We definitely are looking forward to Beyonce’s slowed down version of ¨Crazy in Love¨ as well as a FSoG-tailored version of ¨Haunted.¨  How lucky of Queen B to have been part of this movie!

The Weeknd ¨Earned It¨

The official video features Dakota Johnson and was directed by the movie’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Boy Epic ¨50 Shades¨

Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cmfOQuMaw&feature=youtu.be

Ellie Goulding ¨Love Me Like You Do¨

The singles are being played on the radio and available to be purchased individually. We will let you know when the complete album is released or available for pre-order! In the meantime, are you following http://www.fiftyshadesmovie.com? The official site has a wonderful mix of music, pictures, and direct movie quotes that if allowed to play on a loop in the background is a bit addictive!

UPDATE: You can find the official listing of the soundtrack music here!

Tickets are on sale. Have you ordered your tickets yet?

Movie Tie-ins

Leading up to the release of the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, we are being treated to many fabulous movie tie-ins that you will be able to see in stores and purchase if your heart desires!

Mr. Grey will see you now…on the book’s new cover!

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Published by Vintage Books, the movie tie-in cover is currently available for pre-order via Random House and Amazon.

Mr. Grey will see you now….when you buy beauty products!

Shades of Nail Polish

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As reported here, the brand OPI will have a limited edition release of special shades of nail polish to coordinate with the movie that are described as:

“My Silk Tie: This silky, gleaming silver has got me all tied up.

Romantically Involved: I’m in a deep relationship with this luscious crème red.

Dark Side of the Mood: This brooding, stormy charcoal is dangerously gorgeous.

Shine for Me: This shimmering silver with subtle blue sparkle really turns me on!

Cement the Deal: I’d sign anything to get my hands on this stony, cool gray.

Embrace the Gray: Let this chic, moody gray crème become one with you.”

You can purchase regular size 15-mL bottles or buy a set of mini bottles! Which shade would you wear to opening night?

Head to Sephora for their “Tease Me” Makeup line that feature Christian and Ana on the packaging!

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Styleblazer.com reports:

Products groupings take on names like Tease Me Lip Trios, Desire Me brushes and Give Into Me sets. Prices will range from $32 to $79.

You can order online here but, if you are fans like us, we think you’ll want to stop in to your local Sephora store to marvel at their display and catch a glimpse of Mr. Grey! :)

Other official merchandise includes:

Fifty Shades of Grey gifts from Peers Hardy that include mugs, jewelry, keychains, and journals as seen here! These items can be found on Amazon.

Author E L James (@E_L_James) gave her input into creating the following lines to compliment her book series:

With less than 2 months until the release of the movie, we look forward to more movie tie-ins being released including the movie posters and the official soundtracks (the movie songs and the score)!!!

And we haven’t ruled out other possibilities such as:  greeting cards, an Audi commercial featuring Mr. Grey, Christian and Ana dolls, flowers bouquet, Valentine’s Day chocolates, extras in the movie theaters on opening night, and/or anything else that becomes available via #OfficialFifty!

OfficialFiftyLogoBased on other merchandise you’ve seen from other movie franchises, what would you like to see become available as a movie tie-in?

 

 

Enter to Win a CHRISTIAN Poster Giveaway via #OfficialFifty

The Posters for Fifty Shades of Grey have been EPIC so far!

The TEASER: That first Fifty Shades of Grey movie poster really whet our appetites for the film because we knew the exact scene it was from the book, and it was like we were Anastasia watching our Christian Grey from behind, admiring the view. 

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ANASTASIA: That Anastasia poster tapped into so much—all the anticipation and confusion the character feels in the book, Christian’s trigger, and the fans’ building anticipation over the upcoming release of the film!

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CHRISTIAN: Then there’s the tie poster that highlights the dark part of Christian Grey and though we as fans express how much we enjoy the falling in love part of the story of Christian and Ana, we freely admit that this poster taps into our desire to see and experience all that goes on in that Red Room of Pain! Universal nailed it!

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Don’t you just feel like you have to have this poster? 

Yes? You’re in luck because #OfficialFifty 

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is doing a poster GIVEAWAY!

Don’t you deserve a #FiftyShades gift for yourself or the fan in your life this holiday? You can win one of the above CHRISTIAN posters just by commenting and leaving a valid email address on this post by 10 pm PST this Friday, December 12th! We will pick five (5) random winners to each receive one CHRISTIAN poster!

You are welcome to visit other #OfficialFifty sites to try to win one of the other two poster designs as well!

Please note, for this giveaway, posters can only be mailed to US addresses and will be sent via USPS, arriving wrapped in this pretty satin ribbon!

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So many things you could re-tie with that ribbon or perhaps use it as a blindfold! ;)  

Good luck to all who enter!

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**UPDATE**

Poster Winners Chosen via a Random List Generator. Those who commented twice were entered only once. :) Again, posters can only be mailed to US addresses. If one of the below winners cannot or does not provide a US mailing address, then we will default to #6 on the the random list. Winners, Mr. Grey will see you now! Email us your mailing address to: 50ShadesMovieFansite@gmail.com

Congratulations to:

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Jamie & Dakota Discuss Their Characters

As fans, we already know the characters of Christian and Anastasia so intimately, but it is wonderful to hear the actors portraying the couple speak to their characters just to make sure they truly understand whose shoes (and ties) they are really stepping into!

Based on this interview, it seems Jamie and Dakota really have a handle on not just their characters, but also the love story!

Part 1 Jamie tells us about Christian Grey

Part 2 Dakota tells us about Anastasia Steele

Part 3 Are their characters “iconic”?

And we mimic Dakota’s ending thoughts, “Here’s an inside look at a crazy love story.” Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Special thanks to fiftyshadesofgreyfan.org