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The fact is, regardless of whether you're a [Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697) fanatic or a mere casual fan, I think you may be disappointed (or happy, for the more prudish types) to know that the movie will be much less racy than the books.

You can't really blame the producers because they didn't want that dreaded NC-17 rating. To keep it R, they had to clean up some of the... messier parts.

So, what do we already know is being left out?

As you may already know, NO tampon scene!

If you're interested in seeing the now infamous tampon scene in which Christian Grey removes a tampon from Anastasia Steele's female region (from the book), you're SOL because that's not gonna happen.

"It didn't make it into the movie," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "It was never even discussed."

No dicks

There will be no visible male genitalia, which may come as a shock to many - myself included. I suppose they had to keep the rating R and the only way to have all of the crucial sex was to avoid decidedly less crucial penis.

The amount of book sex about doubles the amount of movie sex

There's only about half of the sex scenes from the book in the movie. This is a move also likely triggered by the MPAA rating committee.

*Fun fact: about 20 of the film's 100 minutes are devoted to sex

There is apparently no "gratuitous sex"

While I find this utterly hard to believe, apparently there won't be any gratuitous sex in 50 Shades of Grey, according to Taylor-Johnson. "It’s say [the ratio of banging to not-banging] is pretty 50/50," Taylor-Johnson explained to Variety. "I think the sex scenes are integral to the story. They are not gratuitous."

We'll see about that! Also, here in the Moviepilot L.A. office, we've been debating whether this would be a good Valentine's Day date (the film comes out on February 13th). It's pretty split, but I think that I would argue with this "less sex" news, it makes it a bit less porny and therefore better suited for a fun, kinky-ish date.

What do you think?


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