‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Reviews Criticize Lame Sex Scenes, How Much Nudity Is In Film?

Reviews have started to sift in for Fifty Shades Of Grey ahead of its impending release this Friday, and while the film is far from a critical flop, a plethora of comments have been made about how lame the erotic drama’s sex scenes are.

Fifty Shades Of Grey was expected to be a raunch-filled and controversial examination of BDSM. However, many critics have come out and insisted that Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation failed to get them truly excited.

Fifty Shades Of Grey stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia “Ana” Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, and it was expected to be one of the most explicit films in years. In fact, hoards of protests had already been organized by religious organizations to block the film’s release.

But it now sounds as if these protests were unnecessary. Claudia Puig, who reviewed Fifty Shades Of Grey for USA Today, informed her readers that “those looking for hot, kinky sex will be disappointed.”

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum noted that Dornan, in particular, spends most of the film with his pants on and top off. While she also added, “Even more frustrating to voyeurs, nobody sweats, nobody strains, nobody loses control, or even fakes losing control by simulating an orgasm.”

Elizabeth Weitzman for the New York Daily News described Christian’s BDSM room as “vanilla” and insisted that there’s “nothing that would shock even newcomers to the series,” while Justin Craig’s Fox News noted that the film was “mild.”

But how much nudity is actually in Fifty Shades Of Grey? Well, the good folks over at MTV have actually created a handy infograph that fully explains how many erotic scenes are in the adaptation.

According to their calculations, there are 19 minutes and 31 seconds worth of sex scenes, while Ana bites her lip 15 times and there are 14 spanks. Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson goes topless 14 times and we see Jamie Dornan’s buttocks twice.

However, the lack of eroticism in Fifty Shades Of Grey isn’t expected to sabotage its box-office total. Fandango, via L.A. Times, have previously reported that the film is the most eagerly anticipated R-rated movie in their 20-year history, and box office experts have predicted that the film will gross between $60 and $80 million over its opening weekend.

According to MTV, Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades Of Grey, has already confirmed that Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are in pre-production. However, there’s been no indication on whether she will return to direct.