Fifty Shades of Grey Parents Guide
Parents should be aware of the racy nature of Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotica adaptation of a best-selling novel by E.L. James. The film is full of graphic sex scenes, which depict close-ups of nude body parts. The characters also engage in violent acts such as striking and bounding. Anastasia is even “punished” by one character who destroys her.
Parents should know that this film has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. This rating is based upon the film’s strong sexual content, and unusual behavior. For this reason, children should only watch the film with a parent or guardian. Otherwise, the film would have received an NC-17 rating, which is more appropriate for older kids.
The film has received mixed reviews, with some critics praising the cinematography and set design, as well as the acting of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Fifty Shades of Grey was also subject to UK laws that prohibit the incitement of hatred based on racial or religious orientation. The film’s publisher, Penguin, has faced legal proceedings for violating the laws.