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YouTube right now! “50 Shades of Grey – The Musical”

This threatrical take on E.L. James’ softcore bestseller is just classy enough to show your parents (if your mom hasn't watched it already). 


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Jul 9, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 2:45 pm CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

50 Shades of Grey just might be the most polarizing book of the year. Some hate it, some love it, and some won’t admit they love it. Now there’s a YouTube video to illustrate the controversy—in musical form.

Composed by Antonius Nazareth and directed and edited by his brother, Vijay, “50 Shades of Grey – The Musical” shares three people’s opinions about E.L. James’ softcore bestseller. Watch as a horny housewife, a feminist careerist, and a random guy share their thoughts.

Under the moniker AVbyte, the Nazareth brothers compose a new musical each week on topics as varied as First World Problems to YOLO. But regardless of their up-to-the-minute subjects, each musical has a classic, Gilbert and Sullivan-era sound.

New world topics but old world showtunes. It’s a juxtaposition that makes a mini-musical about 50 Shades of Grey just classy enough to show to your parents.

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*First Published: Jul 9, 2012, 12:18 pm CDT