Find out how far producers are willing to push the envelope—and their rating!
That's fine for the books, but what about for the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie? It's going to be tough to convey all that action without getting into some ratings trouble ... and producers are well aware of it. So will the movie get an R or an NC-17 rating?
Turns out, it may be both!
Producer Dana Brunetti dished, "It'll be R, obviously it has to be R. This is just my opinion and this doesn't mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later. So everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it, then have that NC-17 version out there as well. It'd be great for the studio too because they’d get a double dip on the box office … What we're kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want."
Ay caramba! (Or, as Anastasia Steele would probably put it, "Oh jeez!")
Brunetti also pointed out that the film is more than just, well, softcore porn: It's shaping up to be a plain good movie, too. He added, "We've been able to attract [a] fantastic team as far as our department heads, everyone that's gotten involved have very good resumes. Which I think is shocking to a lot of people who label it 'mommy porn' or say 'It's gonna be trash!' I think the team that we're assembling should be already deafening that."
Alright, ladies—how many of you are already scouring Fandango for advance tickets for Valentine's Day 2015?!
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