Looks like we totally called it after watching the Fifty Shades Darker teaser trailer yesterday, because now the full trailer is out and it looks like everyone’s favorite Bella and Edward avatars, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), are going less “Red Room” and more Red Shoe Diaries for their second of three ostensibly erotic adventures.
Aside from the lacy butterfly mask Ana dons before some sort of decadent one-percent soiree one can only hope culminates in a black-magic blood ritual—again, paging Zalman King—there’s not a lot of BDSM to titillate viewers in this new trailer. Instead, it seems that the power has shifted in Ana’s direction after deciding to give her sexy billionaire boyfriend a second chance. “This time,” she says, “No rules. No punishments. And no more secrets.” (But where’s the fun in that?) We even see him sleeping over at her place, which never would have happened before. But that doesn’t mean that all is well in the land of Grey, as a series of psycho exes come back to attempt to snatch their former lover from Ana’s grasp, ’90s erotic thriller-style.
We’ll see which household pets get sacrificed, and how, when Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters next Valentine’s Day.