Dana Brunetti Wants R-Rated and NC-17 Cuts of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
While Universal and Focus Features are committed to an R-rated adaptation of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, but producer Dana Brunetti wants to go a bit further. The producer of The Social Network and Captain Phillips wants to appease fans by diving deeper into the S&M relationship between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Brunetti says, "This is just my opinion and this doesn’t mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later." Read on!
Brunetti told Collider:
"What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want. So everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it then have that NC-17 version out there as well."
A double dip like this might benefit the film for everyone who sees the initial R-rated cut and then wants to see how much dirtier the NC-17 cut turns out to be. That may not be actually what happens, but it certainly couldn't hurt the studio unless it costs too much. They definitely won't release just an NC-17 cut, because there are plenty of audiences who will not go see it. Films like Lust Caution and currently Blue is the Warmest Color are doing fine with the strong rating for their sexual content, but they are much smaller films with barely any expectations at the box office. Personally, I think two cuts of the film is smart. You?