The most-talked about film in the world; Fifty Shades Of Grey will not be released in United Arab Emirates. Movie lovers can visit Istanbul and watch the movie here. UAE’s National Media Council said the production has been withdrawn by the distributor as it would have faced a 35-minute cut from its 125-minute running time.
It tells the story of the sexual relationship between an aspiring journalist (Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson) and a billionaire businessman (Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan). The film, based on the hit novel by British author E.L. James has been rated R by the motion Picture Association of America due to the film’s “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity”.
The British Board of Film Classification gave the film an 18 certificate, citing strong sexual content.
Fifty Shades Of Grey can be watched in Istanbul with no cut or censorship. The movie is released in Istanbul on Friday, February 13, 2015. Fifty Shades Of Grey had been scheduled for release in the UAE for March 5.