It’s exclusive for adults.
The movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the adaptation of the popular novel by E.L. James, has been given the R-18 rating (strictly for adults), according to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
“We just released minutes ago the permit to exhibit the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, with a rating of R-18, with certain requirements for the information and welfare of the viewing public. As viewed by our Review Committee, no cuts. We noted, however, that the film producer already introduced some measures of self-regulation into the film prior to review,” Toto Villareal, chairman of the MTRCB, said as reported by a local media.
Villareal also said that viewers will be notified of the sensitivities of the sex scenes in the film as there is “a requirement to flash a ten-second disclaimer and notice at the start of every showing.”
Columbia Pictures, the distributor of the film, has notified the public beforehand that the movie contains scenes that have ““nudity, strong and/or sexual language, and sexual aberrational behavior with elements of bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism.”
They however explained that that the sensitive scenes were in“blurs and screen blocks” prior to the submission of the film for review.
Fifty Shades of Grey focused on the sexual relationship between billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey and curious college student Anastasia Steele.
The iconic roles will be played by Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
“The film feels like a fairy tale with similar plot-lines to things that we grew up with, although in a very adult version. A young girl meets her prince. He’s unavailable. He’s successful, fabulous, rich, but it twists and unfolds and becomes something very different. It’s also the story of this girl on a sexual exploration, a coming-of-age journey,” Taylor-Johnson said.
The film, with two trailers and several scene clips released, will open across the Philippines on Feb. 11.