Thursday, 5 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Banned in Malaysia for ''Sadistic'' Sexual Content

It looks like some people around the globe won't be able to see what really goes on in the Red Room...

The Malaysian Film Censorship Board announced today that Fifty Shades of Grey will not be released throughout the country, after the much-talked film was denied a certificate.

The flick was originally supposed to hit theaters in Malaysia on Feb. 12, but after screening E.L. James' film adaption, plans to release the film were pulled.

LPF chairman Abdul Halim Hamid explained to Variety that the board viewed the Fifty Shades of Grey as "more pornography than a movie."

He continued, "The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual content. The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman being tied to a bed and whipped."

The film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, most recently opened up to Porter magazine about the shooting the highly anticipated project alongside James.

"It was difficult, I'm not going to lie," the 47-year-old admitted about her relationship with the author. "We definitely fought, but they were creative fights and we would resolve them. We would have proper on-set barneys, and I'm not confrontational, but it was about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying her vision of what she'd written as well as my need to visualize this person on screen, but, you know, we got there."

Taylor-Johnson added, "I felt it was an incredible story. It's like a dark twisted fairy tale, very romantic, and it was interesting how troubling it was, and how romance and the darkness interweaved."

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