NC-17 or R? That’s been the discussion surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey since the moment they decided to adapt E.L. James’ bestselling series into a movie. And now, the MPAA has made up its mind: The film will be rated R.
According to Variety, the MPAA designated the R rating based on “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity.” There was no mention of Christian Grey’s overwhelming sex appeal, though that was probably meant to be implied.
Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters Feb. 13.