When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him. Despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but on his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey - despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, and his loving family, Grey is consumed by the need to control everything .
|nudity||The sex scenes are consistent throughout, but are neither explicit nor shown in extensive detail. The discussion of sexual intercourse is far more explicit than the actual sexual intercourse itself. Frontal nudity is not shown with the exception of brief glimpses of pubic hair and breasts. Sex scenes are shot close up with lots of skin and little detail shown. Heavy moaning and thrusting are seen, but not much beyond that. Bondage scenes are brief, without detail, and again, the scenes are mostly close-up shots of skin and moaning on Anastasia's part. A man throws a woman onto a bed, removes her clothing, removes his clothing, blindfolds her with her undershirt, and ties her forearms and wrists together with a necktie; he then roughly turns her over onto her face and chest and begins intercourse and we see thrusting and hear gasping as the scene ends; the camera cuts to the couple in bed under covers, he dresses and leaves after telling her he does not do love and romance. In half a dozen scenes, a man uses a necktie or red ropes to tie a nude woman's hands above her head in bed, sometimes to a bed's headboard and sometimes, he ties her ankles to the foot of the bed and he blindfolds her as well in a few scenes; in one scene, he removes and smells her panties, then sticks them in the back pocket of his jeans as he manacles her wrists to an overhead frame, brushes her body with a riding crop all over her body and then slaps the crop against her rib cage and buttocks causing her to gasp; he lifts her thighs and begins intercourse in close-up and we see her abdomen hitting against his abdomen. In one scene a man turns a woman over his knee at home, raises her skirt, lowers her panties, and slaps her buttocks as she gasps. We see a riding crop hit a woman's bare buttocks in close-up as she gasps. A man hits a woman's buttocks with a heavy belt while she counts and cries (we see no injuries). She then stands up, pushes him and stomps a foot, making her bare breasts jiggle. A woman wearing a blindfold, is handcuffed by the wrists to a headboard above her head; we see her from the upper-chest-upwards, we see her startle and hear her gasp (sexual stimulation is implied below the frame) as a large peacock feather is drawn across her lower legs and breasts from off-screen; a many-tailed flog is drawn across her body in the same way, with light slapping of the abdomen three times. In a bedroom scene a man spits a mouthful of wine into a woman's mouth, then takes an ice cube in his mouth, rubbing it along her lips, chest, breasts and abdomen as she gasps. A man bites a woman's bottom lip along with kissing her, later on in the scene he undresses her - exposing her breasts, and handcuffs her to a ceiling hanger, she is naked and we see parts of her breasts, buttocks, back, abdomen and vagina. A man grabs a flogger and whips a woman who is tied up on her vagina, exposing her to spread her legs and groan in a sexual manner. A man removes a woman's underswear, and smells them. Along with this scene, we see a man bend over a young naked woman and smack her butt, see Violence and Gore for more information. A man kisses a tied up woman on her neck as he thrusts his fingers into her vagina and begins intercourse as he grabs her thighs. NB All genitalia male and female not visable due to careful camera angles. Basically male and female upper body and rear nudity only. There is however a brief flash of what appears to be female full frontal but she is wearing a patch and the actress is never fully nude. There is also a brief flash of male pubic hair and the base of a penile shaft.|
|violence||A woman asks a man for the most severe punishment he would deliver and he removes her clothing and bends her face/chest down onto a mahogany table; he selects a very heavy, thick, leather belt and strikes her six times on the buttocks off-screen and we see her crying face as she counts the strikes (we see no injury) and she stands up crying, pushes him away hard and screams, "No! Don't f*cing touch me! You will never do that to me again! Don't come near me. Don't you dare come near me!" and she leaves the room, slamming the door. As a male friend tries to kiss a woman on a sidewalk, another man rushes forward, shouts and pushes the friend out of the way. A woman vomits into the gutter and we see yellow vomit hit the street.|
|profanity||About 7 "FUCKS" and its derivatives, 2 scatological terms, 5 mild obscenities.|
|alcohol||A man says that his biological mother was a crack addict. A woman drinks shots of liquor and beer with friends in a large bar where people are dancing, men and women drink shots of clear liquor and glasses of beer at tables littered with empty beer pitchers and glasses, a woman slurs her words and staggers in a bar after drinking, a man serves a woman wine and pours himself a glass as well and they both drink in several scenes in his or her apartment or his office, a woman sits with a glass of champagne and does not drink.|
|frightening||Some scenes may be disturbing or intense.|