Fifty Shades of Grey officially has a rated R rating by the MPAA. Naturally this wouldn’t come as a surprise, but in a way it kind of is.
Initially, due to the tips that production was looking to soften up the nature of the sexual relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, it seemed like the studio was hoping for a PG-13 rating, but it looks like it was racy enough for the MPAA — a soft R it is.
According toE!, the Motion Picture Association of America viewed the film and analyzed the nudity, mature themes, and overall tone of the film and concluded that Fifty Shades of Grey deserved its R rating.
In a statement, the MPAA said Fifty Shades of Grey‘s rating is due to, “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.”
This R rating has delighted some fans who were hoping that the film would be similar to the raunchy novel that it’s based on.
Although there was question on whether or not Fifty Shades of Grey was going to be raunchy enough, screenwriter Kelly Marcel assured fans who were willing to spend big bucks to see the film, that they would be pleased. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Marcel said, “We are 100 percent going there. It will be rated NC-17.”
So far we’ve seen trailers for the film which showcases Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Some fans were impressed by the chiseled Dornan, while some said the trailer fell flat on their hot meter.
Here’s a few reactions to the rating news.
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is rated R for among other things “some unusual behavior”.. I take it that’s the s&m stuff
— Ryan of Justice (@TheChewDefense) January 7, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey is rated R… I’m still going. NOTHING! I repeat nothing is keeping me out of that movie theater!
— Caitlin McCarty (@CaitJMC49) January 7, 2015
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is rated R, not NC-17. Your gross aunt will be so disappointed.
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) January 7, 2015
I don’t care if fifty shades of grey and the boy next door is rated r I’m going to have my ways to get into those movies
— ☹ (@jadoregrxnde) December 29, 2014
So Fifty Shades of Grey is gonna be rated R instead of NC-17 *rolls eyes* this is movie is gonna suck!
— ☪Misha☪ (@MishaQuinn) January 7, 2015
Do you think this is an appropriate rating for Fifty Shades of Grey?