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Things We Saw Today: Please Don’t Watch the New Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

I promise I’m not trying to pull any kind of reverse psychology. You have better things to do with your precious time. Please do not watch the new trailer for the latest movie adapted from E.L. James’ awful serial-numbers-filed-off Twilight fanfiction about people in an abusive relationship passed off as the height of romance.

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How was your day today, my non-weasel friends?

(image: Universal)

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Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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