Moviegoers weigh in on 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The "Fifty Shades of Grey" books were largely geared toward women, but Friday night 3TV found a Valley man among those lining up for the movie.

In fact, he's going to see it more than once.

Gregory Harold said he's planning to see the movie not once but three times.

"Tonight, tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night," he said. "I have three friends that I have to bring."

Each one of them asked him to come along for this highly anticipated movie.

He said he's actually excited to accompany them.

"I doubt it's boring because of the scenes and the stuff in the book," he said.

Harold should know; he said he's read all three.

The storyline includes whips and restraints, raising the question by critics whether it borderlines domestic violence.

"It could lead to it, it may not. It just depends on where their mindframe is after the movie. That's really where it stands," said James Casabar, who was at the movie theater.

"It's consensual and these are adults, they're not teens or anything," said Elizabeth, who is here from New York with her friends.

They said they don't think they'll be going home disappointed.

"Hmmmm I want to take some tips back home," said Iessa Sutton, who is in town with Elizabeth.

"There are things behind the tying somebody up and things like that," Elizabeth said. "It's the emotional attachment. The feelings that go with these things."