Censorship
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Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romantic film that was produced by Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions and Trigger Street Productions and it was distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was released on February 9, 2015. The theatrical release was somewhat censored worldwide (possibly due to rating concerns), an unrated edition would later release. Peacock streams the censored version of the film. Due to the film's graphic sexual content, it was banned in a number of countries. The version on the free French TV channel TF1 was censored in order to ensure the film could air on the channel. Protests from religious groups in the Philippines was followed by the film being censored to avoid being banned there.[1]

Censorship[]

International censorship[]

Peacock[]

(Note: Peacock uses the censored theatrical release not the uncensored unrated edition)

  • The scene showing a close up on Ana in her underwear was modified for the theatrical release. In the theatrical version, the following shot shows a close up on Christian's face, while in the unrated version it shows a close up on Ana's upper body. as a result in the unrated version you can see her breasts.
  • The scene showing Christian and Ana having sex was shortened.
  • The scene showing Ana blindfolded was modified for the theatrical release. In the theatrical version, it zoomed in on her face instead of a farther away shot. As a result, you don't see her breasts.
  • The scene showing a close up on Ana blindfolded was modified for the theatrical release. In the theatrical version, the close up zooms in more on her face, making the viewer not seeing Ana's breasts.
  • The scene showing Christian licking Ana's nipple was replaced with a close up on Ana's face.
  • The scene showing Christian moving his hand down to put on the condom was cut.
  • The scene showing Christian striking Ana again was cut.
  • The scene showing Christian striking Ana another time was replaced with a close up on Christian's face.
  • The scene showing the whips smacking Ana's genital area were replaced with shots of her face and of her stomach.
  • The scene where Christian pulls his pants down was replaced with a shot of his backside. As a result, the viewer can no longer see his part of his penis and his public hair.
  • The scene where Ana climaxes was replaced with a more "harmless" shot of Ana and Christian having sex.

Cambodian censorship[]

French censorship[]

TF1[]

  • All scenes of sex and nudity were censored or cut.

Indian censorship[]

  • The film was banned in India because the Central Board of Film Certification refused to give it a certificate.

Indonesian censorship[]

Kenyan censorship[]

  • The film was banned in Kenya.

Malaysian censorship[]

  • The film was banned in Malaysia three years after the book on which it was based was released. Eventually, the film aired on TV in 2018 with cuts to achieve an 18 rating.

Nigerian censorship[]

  • The film was banned in Nigeria a week after it was released.

Papua New Guinean censorship[]

Philippine censorship[]

  • The version released in the Philippines removed all of the sex scenes. This was given an R-18 rating by the MTRCB.

Russian censorship[]

  • The film was banned in the North Caucasus region of Russia.

United Arab Emirates censorship[]

Zimbabwean censorship[]

  • The version released in Zimbabwe removed all the sex scenes.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The unrated edition is uncensored.

References[]

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