The upcoming erotic movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The adaptation of EL James's bestseller has been given the rating for "strong sex and nudity", the BBFC explained.
"The film contains strong intimate scenes and nudity, along with
the portrayal of erotic role play based on domination, submission
and sado-masochistic practices. There are also strong verbal
references to such practices and the instruments used," its full
It initially advised the film featured "dangerous behaviour,
mild threat, mild sex references (and) mild bad language".
However after the film's distributor contacted the body, it
later changed the description from containing "mild sex references"
to containing "innuendo".
In the US the film has been given an R rating, meaning those
under 17 years old can watch it if accompanied by an adult.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey is due for
release on 13 February.
The movie which is releasing a day before Valentine's Day has lots of sex scenes but not as much descriptive as we read in the book. Director Sam said that the movie is not just about that. "The sex scenes are pretty intense, so I'm sure people are going to feel aroused - but I've seen them so many times that I tend to forget," she told The Independent.