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.