Biggest Shocker Of The Day: “Fifty Shades of Grey” Gets ‘R’ Rating

Biggest Shocker Of The Day: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Gets 'R' Rating
The film adaption of "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been given an 'R' rating by the MPAA. Big surprise, right?

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie, based on a book that spawned its own line of sex toys, has been given an ‘R’ rating by the MPAA.

In what is sure to be the biggest shocker of your entire week, the completely appropriate and not-at-all-risque film has been deemed unsuitable for teens and children because of “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity.”

What this means is that, unless you’re over the age of 17 in America, you won’t be able to see this film without an adult. So, unless you want to see Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan bump uglies with your parents, you’ll likely have to wait until the film comes out on DVD and Blu-ray.

Related: Watch the first “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer!

In Canada, the rating system is a little different in that each province has a review board that handles a film’s classification for movies being distributed in their jurisdiction. The film has yet to be given a rating in Canada, though it’s likely that, given Fifty Shades of Grey‘s notorious reputation, it will be rated ‘R’.

I doubt the film’s rating will hurt ticket sales, especially considering the fact that the book is one of the fastest sellers of all time and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. There’s no shortage of Christian Grey lovers in the world.

Fifty Shades of Grey will open in theatres on Friday, February 13!

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