'50 Shades of Grey' Movie May Not Have as Much Sex as We Want

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grey tieEver since we heard Fifty Shades of Grey would become a movie, we've had various, ahem, fantasies about how Christian and Ana's story will look on the big screen. But there's also been speculation about whether or not the filmmakers will be able to be true to the book, considering the graphic sex scenes. After all, they're not making a porn! And a NC-17 rating could have the film be DOA at the box office.

Well, now we may have a new clue from one of the producers, Michael De Luca, as to how they plan on dealing with that and what we can expect when the film finally hits theaters ...

CinemaCon, the annual gathering of theater owners, took place in Las Vegas this week, and De Luca spoke to a crowd there about the plan for Fifty Shades of Grey, reminding them “that the movie will be different from the book. The book is literal by design. ... The cinematic language doesn’t have to be explicit.”

Oooh, I don't know about you, but that screams to me: LESS SEX! R-rating! If you were hoping for a seriously hot, boundary-pushing screen adaptation, lower your expectations! Womp womp

Then again, films are bound (no pun intended) to be different from the books that precede them. It's rare that a film gets it right. I can think of a few examples that knocked it out of the park, like Water for Elephants and The HelpGone with the Wind, obviously, but that's when Hollywood, well, CARED. Time Traveler's Wife broke my heart, because it so didn't do my favorite book justice.

Unfortunately -- and especially after reading De Luca's quote -- I have a feeling there's a very likely possibility that the Fifty Shades flick runs a super-high risk of disappointing fans. Especially if the "cinematic language" isn't as "explicit" as it needs to be to tell the story we've all fallen for.

What do you think about De Luca's remark? Are you worried the movie won't be as sexy as it should?


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Leslie Larson

NOOOOOOOOOOO.....man that helps make it..it's what it's about besides the great story line. Seriously! They should let the 50 shades fans vote on it lol. If others don't like it, don't watch it...it's obviously not a freaking Disney movie..come on.

Stephanie De Leon

the movie probably going to suck then!!!not going to see it then cause it have much sex in it. That's what the book's about a lot of s&m.fucking hollywood directors going to fuck it up!!!!

Debra Anduaga

ok i understand it's not going to be a porn flick,  but really it will be an adult film so grow up people.  they to have a man that screams sex so the females that pay to see this movie won`t be pissed off she spent her money on this.So there is only one answer to that IAN SOMERHALDER!!!!!  But  they can`t change that much or it will tank.


nonmember avatar Andrea

It's just hype, everyone. We really don't need to see graphic sex scenes. It's really just going to depend on how they film it. Ever see 9 1/2 weeks? Wild Orchid? The Secretary? Or that movie with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas? All very sexy films with sex but not graphic. We all enjoyed 50 Shades, the book...and we didn't need illustrations to enjoy it, we used are imaginations! Sometimes less is more and sometimes we have to use our imaginations. Not to compare 50 Shades to a thriller, but some of the best thriller movies, especially like Psycho, Jaws, the Shining, or the Hitchcock films, were scarier because of what you didn't see. Imagination! Everyone has one but not everyone uses it, they want it all put out there for them.

nonmember avatar Jaedyn Rayne

Come on people the only way to get it to look the was we all want t to is to make it a porno. And sorry but not even I want to see it go there . I'm just glad there going to still try and make the movie I liked it not just for the sex scenes anyway.

nonmember avatar magda

If they are not going to be graphic, why bother with a NC-17 rating. I can say I will be desappointed if they don't do justice to the book. If I hear is totally lame I will not go and see it.

nonmember avatar Hannah

Let's no forget the movie Unfaithful which was pretty steamy and not NC-17. If we add that with a bit of Secretary and bam a pretty good R rated 50 Shades.

nonmember avatar Shari

If they can't do it right and stay true to the book, don't do it at all.

Tina Barney Davis

I agree, if you can't do it right, don't do it at all. I don't think it would be DOA if they kept to the book. And it is a love story, a healing story, not porn!

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