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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Gets 18 Certificate For Strong Content

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 insight read.

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".

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Gets 18 Certificate For Strong Content

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are playing the pivotal roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele respectively in the film, which releases on February 13.

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.

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