The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that the much-anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey is set to live up to the books’ raunchy reputation. Screenwriter Kelly Marcel said in an interview that the film will receive an NC-17 rating because she wants to pull no punches when it came to the sex scenes between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
A Universal Studios representative stepped in to say that’s not true; the screenplay hasn’t been finished so there’s no way to know how the film will be rated. The book has been called “mommy porn” for it’s graphic sex scenes and its popularity with mothers around the world, so there are likely fans that hope Marcel gets her wish.
The last NC-17 film to be released in U.S. theaters by a major studio was 2011′s Shame, from Fox Searchlight Pictures. A film about sex addiction, it was slapped with the tough rating because of its graphic sex scenes.