Sad news for all the Fifty Shades, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson fans living in Malaysia. The much awaited movie, Fifty Shades of Grey which has become a rage worldwide will not be releasing in Malaysia.'Fifty Shades of Grey', the movie adaptation of E L James erotic novel, has been banned in Malaysian theatres.
The Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) chairman Datuk Abdul
Halim Abdul Hamid said the film, which was slated to premiere on
February 12, was unfit for the audience.
He called the film, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson,
more like "pornography than a movie".
"The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes
that are not of natural sexual content. The content is more
sadistic...," Abdul Halim said. "The board made a decision in view
of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual
content. The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman
being tied to a bed and whipped," the board's chairman Abdul Halim
said according to Variety.
United International Pictures, the local distributor of the
film, confirmed that the film would not show in cinemas in Kuala
Lumpur. The film has been directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and has
been one of the most awaited movies of 2015.
Fifty Shades has got an R rating in the US and an 18 certificate
by BBFC due to its strong contents, nudity and behaviour.
Meanwhile, campaigners in North America are using with the
hashtag #50dollarsnot50shades are urging filmgoers to boycott Fifty
Shades of Grey and instead donate their earnings to organisations
that battle domestic violence. Even after cropping so many scenes
and not using much nudity which was there in the novel, Sam
Taylor-Johnson's movie is facing boycott at several places.
Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey needs to be banned? If you have read the trilogy, you can make out that the movie is not that bold and raunchy when compared to the pages we had in the series.