In the 50 Shades of Grey trailer destroying productivity everywhere today, a shabby ingenue journalist with long brown hair shuffles into a sleek modern office to interview someone “powerful” and “intimidating.” Sound familiar? We think so. That powerful person just so happens to “exercise control on all things” and is “incapable of leaving the girl alone.”
Scene by scene, this really just proves that this movie is a ripoff of The Devil Wears Prada. Didn’t think we would notice? Guess what? We did. Ask yourself this — is it any coincidence that of all the colors, Miranda Priestly has grey hair? Exactly. We’ve been here before.
Here we present five rock-solid pieces of evidence that 50 Shades of Grey, based on a book, is The Devil Wears Prada, ALSO based on a book.
1. The Interview
Don’t bother trying to find the differences because there are none.
2. Power Elevator Rides
This is where the shit goes down.
3. Fancy Transportation the Girl Has Never Before Experienced
That thing when one person gets off on the young person’s inexperience with town cars and copters. Please. Try a little harder to veil this kind of outright theft.
4. Party Secrets
Nice try 50 Shades, Miranda and Andy invented intimacy in a public setting.
5. The Moment of Enlightenment
That scary reveal in which you learn what the authority figure is really into. Sex closet, fashion closet. They are the SAME THING except 50 Shades has gone softcore.