The state most excited for "Fifty Shades of Grey" will surprise you

California is at the bottom of the list

Published February 10, 2015 9:25PM (EST)

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in "Fifty Shades of Grey"                 (Universal Pictures)
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Universal Pictures)

We're reaching the zenith of hype surrounding the movie release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is based on the best-selling book (over 100 million copies sold) with the same name.

TheWrap in conjunction with Facebook took a look at some of the chatter about the film -- and its stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan -- online. The data came from likes, comments and shares about the movie on Facebook. "For the past seven days, 3.7 million people had over 6 million interactions related to the Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson romp on Facebook," TheWrap reported.

Surprisingly, California has the least online chatter about the BDSM-esque film. Also at the bottom of the list: Hawaii, Montana, Tennessee and New Jersey (in ascending order). The states that are most hotly anticipating the film -- or at least discussing it on Facebook -- are below. And the state with the most buzz might surprise you:

10. Rhode Island

9. Vermont

8. Pennsylvania

7. Kentucky

6. New Hampshire

5. Indiana

4. Maine

3. Ohio

2. Michigan


1. West Virginia

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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