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Fifty Shades of Grey Premieres in Delmarva Theaters

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 OCEAN CITY, Md.- Christian Grey fans across Delmarva got in line to buy tickets to see the film based off the wildly popular book "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The book flew off the shelves when it was released in 2011. Four years later and people are getting the chance to see Anastasia meet wealthy businessman Christian Grey on the big screen. 

Friday, Jackie Barnes was going to see "Kingsman" with her husband, but she says Saturday, she's going to see "50 Shades" and leaving her husband at home.

"He thinks that the movie is going to have a lot of porn, or whatever," said Jackie Barnes. "I told him, I read the books and couldn't put them down. I thought the books were written with really, a lot of good taste. You know, in terms of the sex scenes and that sort of thing."

Gina Zeigler was visiting Salisbury from Atlanta. She said next week she is going to see "50 Shades" with a group of 40 ladies.

"A lot of the people read the book and they want to see it," said Gina. "A lot of times movies don't come out the way they do in books, so we decided we wanted to go see it together."

While many people were in a rush to buy tickets ahead of Valentine's Day, many people say they won't be seeing the movie because of its theme.

In the story, Anastasia, a literature student, interviews Christian Grey. Along the way, the two become close with a very physical and sometimes painful romance.

Protests are planned outside of movie theaters around the United States. Some groups are calling for a ban of the film. Protestors say it romanticizes sexual violence in relationships with its submissive female character.
I asked some of our viewers on Facebook how they felt about the movie.Mike Bennett of Lincoln, Del. said: "I believe it takes what sex is and should be, and completely twists it. Out of context. It makes women feel like they have to meet (yet another!) standard to be "wanted" or feel satisfied. Men watch porn, and expect sex to be just like that with every girl. Now girls are watching this (which is a porno), and now expect every guy to be just like this. Guys, you don't need unrealistic expectations for sex. Girls, you don't need unrealistic expectations for sex. It's just another "you're not good enough until you're this" movie. Media controls so much. It's disgusting."

Charlie Adkins, an employee of Sun and Surf Theater in Ocean City, says he read the book and saw Thursday night's premiere. He believes the movie was "tamer" than the original.

"I thought the movie, compared to the book, was a lot more toned down and tasteful and I thought they did a good job," said Adkins.

Plenty of people are buying tickets to catch the flick.

"It's playing in three out of eight of our theaters, every hour on the hour," said Adkins. "It's been pretty popular all day long. We've sold about 20 already to our 8 o'clock tonight and that's quite a few for a new movie on its first day."

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