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'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie news: Sex scenes not too racy, X rating will be cut

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie filming is well underway, and it has even been said that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have filmed a “majority” of the sex scenes in the studio together already. However, fans who were looking for a very racy or raunchy adaptation may be a bit out of luck, as the silver screen transition of the hit EL James book is said to not be nearly as X-rated as the original content was. While this makes sense to a great extent, considering a group audience and being a film adaptation, some are disappointing that the X-rating clips will be cut from the theatrical release, shares Yahoo News this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in character
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In order to conform to U.S. movie ratings guidelines, it is being rumored by studio sources that the most graphic of sex scenes from “Fifty Shades of Grey” are going to be essentially axed from the adaptation. While there’s no doubt that the Red Room of Pain will be making an appearance, it’s likely that the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie will be missing some of the grittiest sex scenes. Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael de Luca are no doubt informed proponents behind this front, as As they want to steer clear of America’s highest theater age rating, which prevents entrance of any under age 18: a NC-17 designation.

While this may be a very good thing for younger viewers, it does have some fans upset looking to see a very sexy if still tastefully done adaptation. Notes one source on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” cutting down on the X-rating factor:

“It’s much less racy than the book.”

Fortunately, there is no doubt that some racy scenes are in store for the handsome Christian Grey and innocent Anastasia Steele. Although Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have been spotted out and about for filming the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie in Vancouver, virtually nothing has been seen so far of the sex scenes that have been shot away in a dark studio room.

“They’ve filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off,” added the insider for Hollywood.

Brunetti has opened up on the Christian Grey and Ana sex scenes, as well as the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie rating, in past interviews.

“It’ll be R, obviously it has to be R", Brunetti admitted to, adding though that he's got an idea to spread the love, so to speak, and allow as many people as possible to enjoy the movie. "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.”

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