‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Theater Controversy: Whips, Handcuffs, Cable Ties Banned By AMC Theaters

Fifty Shades of Grey is a movie that’s causing more controversy as the release date approaches on February 13, 2015. Apparently, although Fifty Shades of Grey movie ticket sales are already hot — especially in the south — as reported by the Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! News, not all theaters around the world are happy to have the Fifty Shades of Grey movie potentially coming to their countries.

Fifty Shades of Grey has already been banned in Malaysia, as reported by the Inquisitr. The long-awaited erotic drama has also caused AMC Theaters to address any paraphernalia that Fifty Shades of Grey fans might be considering bringing into their movie theater showings — and they are telling those Christian Grey followers in the United States to just say no. AMC announced on Thursday, according to People, that Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t going to be like a rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show — a movie that gained a cult following that would bring props like umbrellas, rainmakers, toilet paper, and other stuff into the movie theater and reenact scenes from the movie. As far as the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is concerned, AMC says moviegoers are banned from bringing “weapons” to their theater showings of the movie, as AMC Theaters spokesperson Ryan Noonan told Mashable.

“While we welcome those guests who want to show their excitement for a film by dressing up in costume, we do not permit weapons (real or fake), or props/costumes that would make guests uncomfortable, or detract from the moviegoing experience.”

Therefore, the type of Fifty Shades of Grey movie accoutrements that are banned include kinky things like whips, handcuffs, cable ties, or other things that the Fifty Shades of Grey main character Anastasia Steele, as played by Dakota Johnson, might have encountered in the main “red room of pain,” as described in the book. And speaking of that book, or three books, as it were, the Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels are definitely on, reports MTV — a publication that has announced that the Fifty Shades of Grey two sequels are happening — so there’s a lot more to protest coming down the line.

Fifty Shades of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, has a script that was written by Kelly Marcel. The Today Show has released new Fifty Shades Of Grey movie scenes all week, showing a scene at the hardware store between the main characters with obvious tension.

[Image via Fifty Shades of Grey movie]