Fifty Shades of Grey avoids censorship cut, rated R21

Fifty Shades of Grey movie Singapore

The Board of Film Censors caused an uproar previously when it snipped out 5 minutes from The Wolf of Wall Street, before slapping on an R21 rating for its release in Singapore. But no such controversy here as Fifty Shades of Grey gets the nod for its theatrical screening – uncut.

With mature themes and sexual scenes, the highly-anticipated film will premiere in Singapore on 12 February with an R21 rating, and is definitely not a movie for all ages. But who was expecting otherwise?

Recently, the film received an 18 rating from the British Board of Film Classification, a considerably stricter rating compared to the R rating from Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) last month.

The movie was also recently banned in Malaysia after the local censorship board deemed its content unsuitable for Malaysian audiences.

Some of the more recent R21 movies that were shown in Singapore include last year’s South Korean erotic thriller film “Obsessed” and David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”, and there are two R21 movies currently showing, South Korean noir action film “Gangnam Blues” and Jennifer Lopez-starrer “The Boy Next Door”.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala at the Berlin Film Festival on 11 February and will open in North American cinemas on 13 February 2015.

The erotic romance movie sees Dakota Johnson starring as Anastasia Steele, who falls for the wealthy Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, and soon discovers – and partakes in – Mr Grey’s deep, dark secrets.

Fifty Shades of Grey official trailer

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