The Elders Review the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

"Sex is even more powerful than YouTube," one man says of the film's steamy scenes


A group of senior citizens known on YouTube as “The Elders” is taking a peek at the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer ahead of the hotly anticipated movie’s Feb. 13, 2015, opening.

“Can’t believe this was such a best-seller,” one man says as we watches the trailer. “It just shows you how desperate the public is. Horny as hell!”

One of his female counterparts, however, comes across as bit more titillated. “Why is this your type of thing?” an interviewer asks as the woman of the movie, which features sensual play and bondage. “I guess I’m sexy and crazy!” she says.

The seniors note the popularity of the E.L. James novel, and some point out with charming “seen it all” candor that such sexually charged romances are nothing new.

But there also was plenty of eye-rolling over some of the book’s most kitschy lines.

“He’s my very own Christian Grey-flavored popsicle,” they read aloud from Grey’s love interest Anastasia Steele‘s perspective.

As for the actor playing the lead, Jamie Dornan, “he looks like a kid,” one woman remarks.

The group was more accepting when told that most readers came from the over-30 mom demographic. Mothers just needed a little bedroom spark, the women on the panel suggested.

Notes one man: “Sex is a powerful thing. It’s even more powerful than YouTube.”

Others were more protective and questioned Mr. Grey’s motives. “This is not good I wouldn’t let my daughter date him,” states another.

As for heading out to see the full movie, the reviews were mixed.

“You bet,” says one woman with a sly smile. A second says she’ll go, though “I’m embarrassed to admit it.

Insists a third: “Not even if I got a free ticket.”

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