A movie is apparently in the works inspired by the Fifty Shades of Grey erotic trilogy penned by E. L. James that has captured the imagination of a certain segment of the population. Sam Taylor-Wood has signed on to direct, but there’s no word yet on who will play the principle characters Christian and Ana who indulge in torrid S&M-tinged romantic shenanigans.

The film will presumably be faithful to the original spirit of the trilogy. 50 Shades! The Musical, though, functions more as a parody of the novels and the risque female-centred sexual fantasies that drive the narrative.

The musical runs Sunday at Conexus Arts Centre with the first whip being cracked, or handcuffs applied, or plastic ball-gag attached, or whatever, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $41.50 to $61.50.

To close, here’s a little mini-trailer/advert to give you a taste: