18A(18A) Sexual Content


Romance/Drama. Based on the novel by E.L. James. Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) get married but Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) continues to threaten their relationship.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence – little blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity, some in a BDSM context - breast and buttock nudity, detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Testing boundaries
  • Trust in relationships

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual content and some nudity

Classification date

January 23, 2018