Even a 90-Year-Old Thinks 'Fifty Shades' Isn't Quite Raunchy Enough

One of the only reasons a lot of people probably watched Fifty Shades of Grey was the promise of hot, controversial sex scenes between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. At least one person involved in the making of the movie definitely doesn't think the film delivered: Fifty Shades's 90-year-old editor says the film wasn't sexy enough.


Anne V. Coates has worked on many Hollywood films during her 90 years on earth — including big hits like Lawrence of Arabia and Erin Brockovich. It's pretty cool that EL James was able to secure her for the first film in her BDSM trilogy, as Coates won an Oscar for her editing skills and def knows her stuff.

Possibly because of her work in the erotic thriller Unfaithful, a totally sexy 2002 film about an adulterous affair that starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane, Coates says she believes James thought she was the right person for the job and that, overall, "it was kind of fun."

But it didn't push the envelope the way she would have liked.

"I thought it could have been a little more raunchy myself," Coates said. "Creatively, it was quite interesting because they were trying to get as sexy as they could and get an R rating. So we were very delicately going around some of the scenes."

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EL and James Foley, are you listening? Scoring an R rating was important the first time around because you'd want as many people as possible to see the film and get hooked into Anastasia and Christian's story. But I'm hoping they take Coates's advice and spice things up in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. They already have a built-in audience — why not go for the gold by giving everyone what they want: enough sexy material to push the envelope and, possibly, nab an NC-17 rating?

Then again, their number one concern is likely that an NC-17 rating means fewer theaters will show their film. Personally, I say they should go for it, but I suspect they'll play it safe so as not to lose a penny of those box office earnings.


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