‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ film won’t feature book’s infamous ‘tampon scene’

Eagerly-anticipated film adaptation of EL James' erotic novel opens in cinemas on February 13

The eagerly-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey film won’t feature the infamous ‘tampon scene’ from the original novel by EL James.

Director Sam Taylor-Wood told Variety: “It didn’t make it into the movie. It was never even discussed.”

Taylor-Wood, who previously directed acclaimed John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, went on to discuss the film’s split between sex scenes and non-sex scenes, saying: “I’d say it’s pretty 50/50. I think the sex scenes are integral to the story. They are not gratuitous. It tracks the story.”

EL James, who served as a producer on the film adaptation of her best-selling erotic novel, added: “Fifty Shades Of Grey is first and foremost a romantic love story, and the sex is only part of that. People who haven’t read the books might be surprised that there isn’t more sex on the screen, but that’s because they’ve gone by media reports of Fifty Shades…, which have tended to err on the side of the sensational. I’m pretty sure the millions of fans who have the read the trilogy will think there is enough sex.”

The Fifty Shades Of Grey film is scheduled to open in cinemas on February 13 – right in time for Valentine’s Day. It has been rated ‘R’ in the US for “strong sexual content and unusual behaviour”.

The Fall‘s Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey, the kinky businessman who seduces demure college student Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson. Dornan recently revealed that he visited a sex dungeon to prepare for the role. The film’s supporting cast includes Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle and Rita Ora.

The tracklisting for the soundtrack has recently been released and features songs by Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding and Sia.