‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ rated ‘R’ for ‘strong sexual content and unusual behaviour’

Film adaptation of EL James's best-selling erotic novel opens in cinemas on February 13

The Fifty Shades Of Grey film has been rated ‘R’ by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) for “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behaviour and graphic nudity”.

The ‘R’ rating means that those under the age of 17 will only be able to watch the film in cinemas if accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. However, had the film been given the more stringent ‘NC-17’ rating, nobody under the age of 17 would have been allowed to watch it in cinemas whether accompanied by a parent/guardian or not.

The Fall‘s Jamie Dornan stars in the forthcoming adaptation of EL James’ best-selling erotic novel 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.

Fifty Shades Of Grey was directed by Nowhere Boy‘s Sam Taylor Wood and is due to open in cinemas on February 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Its supporting cast includes Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle and Rita Ora, who is also providing a song for a soundtrack.

Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding has also recorded a song for the soundtrack, titled ‘Love Me Like You Do’, and premiered the track yesterday (January 7).