[Movies] Screenwriter Wants NC-17 Rating For Fifty Shades of Grey Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.09.2013
It's going to be raunchy...
In an interview with Style magazine (via The Daily Telegraph), British screenwriter Kelly Marcel says she wants Fifty Shades of Grey to have an NC-17 rating. She calls the trilogy a "modern love story".
She promised the screenplay was "raunchy" with "a lot of sex". She added: "Regardless of what you may think of the writing, this is a modern love story, involving two complex characters, and that's what I'm interested in. You have to work at it and talk about s--- and figure it out, regardless of what that s--- may be. I don't care what anybody says, there is something about Christian that is old-fashioned and romantic."
She said that the book's sex scenes would have to be edited to fit in the film, but it would stay true to its roots. She said: "Well, there is going to be a lot of sex in the film. It will be NC-17 [the equivalent of a British 18 certificate]. It's going to be raunchy. We are 100 per cent going there. We did go through and decide which are our favorites and which are not. Most of them are in there, but I can't say more than that."
She said she would try to protect the details of the film and would not give away who would play the male lead. She added: "No actor would sign up to a film without a script. That would be insane. There are shredders arriving at my house at this moment, because in LA my trash was gone through. Who is playing Christian, who is playing Ana – seriously, people are rabid about this thing. The fans love this book, and I want them to love the film as much. I want to make them laugh and cry, to turn them on. I want this to do everything."