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No Fifty Shades of Grey for British #Teens

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Nobody under the age of 18 will be admitted to UK showings of Fifty Shades of Grey. Serious question: Does anybody under the age of 18 want to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Pretty sure kids who grew up on the Internet probably think spanking and blindfolds are, like, so passé.

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That's according to Deadline, reporting on the decision handed down by the British Board of Film Classification. The decision is due to "strong sex and nudity, along with the portrayal of erotic role play based on domination, submission and sado-masochistic practices. There are also strong verbal references to such practices and the instruments used." The Guardian says the 100-minute movie has an interminable 20 minutes of sex scenes. But they aren't demanding any cuts to the movie, probably because the members of the BBFC are old enough to remember Belle du Jour and The Story of O and are not particularly impressed.

Here in the United States the movie will be rated R, meaning those under 17 can watch as long as they're with a parent or guardian. If you take your kid to see Fifty Shades of Grey, you're off your fucking rocker.

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vickistedmanpope
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I couldn't even get through the free Kindle sample of the book, it was such bad writing; I will certainly not be going to see the movie. (Now if they filmed The Story of O, I'd be all over that.) This book is a Harlequin Romance with dirty parts.