With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, promotions for the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker are at a fever pitch, with teaser trailers and masquerade-themed billboards as far as the eye can see. Okay, not literally, but it’s obvious that Universal is banking on a big, holiday-fueled opening weekend.
Dakota Fanning recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and, in honor of Fifty Shades Darker, took part in an extra-special sexy edition of “Mad Lib Theater.” (And by “sexy” I mean, “hilariously stilted and ridiculous.”)
Fallon asked Dakota to provide some necessary words before the Fifty Shades-inspired scene could begin. I won’t spoil which words that were ultimately chosen, but you should just know that they include “pinching,” “penguins,” and “psychedelic.”
Not surprisingly, the scene which followed seemed to mimic some sort of experimental soap opera, with Fallon putting on his best “kinky businessman” voice, and Dakota dissolving into fits of silent giggles at the preposterous line readings.
But hey, at least the whole thing is more believable than the newest Fifty Shades Darker teaser trailer, where Christian Grey orders Anastasia Steele to take off her panties while they’re sitting in the middle of a restaurant. (Which I guess is considered hot, and not obnoxious?)
Call me crazy, but I think I’d rather sit through two hours of Mad Lib Theater.