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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie to receive PG-13 rating – all sex will be implied, not shown [APRIL FOOLS]

April 1, 2014

A new surprising bit of information has come out regarding the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. It was originally set to receive an R rating, with a NC-17 rated version planned for die-hard fans. However, the studio is now planning to cut down on the erotica, and the version released in theaters will be PG-13. “We don’t want to alienate movie-goers,” a studio representative shared. “We want this to be a film that families feel like they can take their children to.” Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) is happy. “I was unsure about all the nudity we shot, but now that I know it will all be implied – not shown – I’m more comfortable with my performance.” However, star Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) isn’t as positive. “I was looking forward to exposing my raunchy side,” he shared. “It’s not something that I get to display publicly often, and I was looking forward to the world seeing that side of me. Not just implied, I wanted people to actually see all of it!” What do you all think of this news?

APRIL FOOLS! Just kidding, everyone. So sorry, for punking you again, it’s just still April Fools day all across America, we couldn’t help but jump at the chance to do some April fooling with Fifty fans! In reality, the film is planned to have an R rating, and the studio is still considering releasing a NC-17 version. There will be no PG-13 Fifty Shades, and it certainly will not be a film to take your children to. Producer Dana Brunetti confirmed that the film will have an R rated version and they plan for a NC-17 version as well.

DANA BRUNETTI: I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version [18 in Britain] and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later. 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. That is my idea, but the fans and the studio [Universal Pictures] will benefit from the double dip.

Fifty Shades of Grey the movie is based on the erotic novel by E.L. James. It was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and will hit theaters on Valentines Day 2015.


Kimmy is a 21 year old nerdfighter who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called, she loves Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.

  • teamtrek

    You’re naughty. You took advantage of the fact that people would believe that studios would be dumb enough to do that. Well played.

  • Kimmy West

    Haha! ;) This one was too funny not to do!

  • Isa C.

    Haha ok you got me with that one – I figured that would definitely be something Hollywood would do !

  • Carol Elaine Brown

    Till I read April Fools *WTF???!!!!* Afterwards…. *oh damn, they got me*

  • Lee

    won’t see the film regardless the rating.

  • Jordan

    EVERY TIME!! Srsly I can’t help but fall for every one of these April Fools. Not funny!
    I actually thought that this was going to happen and nearly beat my head on a pole. Fans would have massacred

  • foreverhopeful21

    Lol; when I saw this I first went to the tags to see if it was another April Fools. You got me with the Mockingjay 1, but this one I double checked lol.

  • YARA

    YOU FOOLED ME!!!!!! X’D

  • Amy Wags

    Lol, I thought they were serious…

  • Jessica Porter

    I think fans of this series is going to be very mad.

  • Dorothy Lu

    Oh my god. I actually hoped it would be PG-13 so I’d be able to watch it. You’ve got me again. Last time was with the Paper Towns one.

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