In "shocking" news, per the film's screenwriter Kelly Marcel, the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie is going to be rated NC-17, according to our good pals at FilmDrunk.
The film, based on the mega-popular series of novels about a young student falling for a handsome billionaire (and then they **** seventy times a day and it's beautiful or something) by writer E.L. James, does not yet have a release date.
"Well, there is going to be a lot of sex in the film," Marcel tells the Sunday Times. "It will be rated NC-17 [18 here]. It’s going to be raunchy." While they are not toning it down — "We are 100% going there" — some of the sex scenes have had to be edited out in order to get some plot in.
"We did go through and decide which are our favourites and which are not," she concedes. "Most of them are in there, but I can’t say more than that." By "we", she means herself and EL James.
So to recap, the film that's based on books about two people having a ton of extremely graphic sex all the time will, in fact, be rated NC-17, unleashing a whole host of possibilities regarding the body parts that might be headed in our direction among a crowd of strangers at a theater.
Glad we got that one out of the way. Age 17-and-older perverts of the world, exhale. Age 16-and-younger perverts of the world, we're sorry: You're just going to have to stick with the millions of hours of easily-streamable pornography available to you on the internet. Tough break.