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Things We Saw Today: Fifty Shades of Bumblebee Is the Trailer Mash-Up of Our Nightmares

Funny or Die is at it again.

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We here at TMS love a good mash-up trailer, and the latest from Funny or Die is no exception. Fifty Shades of Bumblebee takes the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and weaves it together with the trailer for Bumblebee to give us a love story between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and everyone’s favorite yellow Transformer.

Both Fifty Shades Freed and Bumblebee came out this year (aka the longest year ever), with radically different critical responses. While Bumblebee holds a 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fifty Shades Freed clocks in at a meager 12%. It’s hilarious to watch Johnson’s overly earnest Anastasia act opposite Bumblebee, although truth be told, she has more chemistry with the Transformer than with Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey (a low bar, but still).

I also can’t stop laughing at the idea of Bumblebee as a “promiscuous” billionaire playboy with a dark streak. Besides, if any bot is going to be a brooding bad boy, I think we can all agree it would be Megatron, am I right?

(via Huffington Post, image: screencap)

    • RIP Norman Gimbel, who wrote the lyrics to the 1970’s Wonder Woman theme song. (via io9)

    • Captain Marvel has a new TV spot and yeah, we might be watching it more than once. (via Collider)
    • The preview for American Gods season two is here, and we still don’t know what’s going on. (via io9)
    • Smallville‘s Allison Mack is on trial for her involvement in the Nxivm cult, and her lawyers are arguing that the cult’s practices are not so different from Scientology. Good luck with that, guys. (via Jezebel)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.