'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Rating Finally Released & It's NOT What We Expected

50 Shades of Grey

Whelp, we have a little over a month until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie finally hits theaters on February 13. We know it stars Dakota Johnson as our heroine Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as the tortured, insanely hot, and sexually domineering Christian Grey. And now we know the movie's official rating from the MPAA, and it's NOT what we were expecting!


Ladies, Fifty Shades of Grey has been given an R rating! The reasons are for "strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior, and graphic nudity." I'm sorry but why R instead of NC-17? The book became a bestseller because of the shocking sex scenes, introduction to the infamous "play room," and an insane amount of nudity complete with bondage, sex toys, and more.

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None of us who read the book are prudes (or at least we're not after finishing it), and there's just no point in watching a tamer version on the big screen. The whole point of the movie is to see some of those OMG scenes come to life! Dornan even told GQ magazine that he prepared for the role by visiting sex dungeons and reading up on bondage and BDSM. What was the point if he's going to not take what he learned and really go there as Christian Grey?

Christian is dark and tortured -- he uses sex for power to deal with the demons of his past. This is not something that can be taken out of the movie if it plans on keeping the essence of the book. And I'm sorry; I firmly believe that essence is already gone without an NC-17 rating.

For such a controversial book that created a sexual awakening among so many women -- why not embrace it and celebrate that in the movie by going all the way?

What do you think about Fifty Shades getting an R rating instead of NC-17?

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