"Fifty Shades Darker" is turning up the heat -- but not quite to 11.
The sequel to the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" received an R rating from the MPAA for "strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity and language." The movie managed to avoid an NC-17 rating, however.
The rating falls in line with the first movie, which the MPAA warned contained "strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language."
The sequel looks to be just as erotic as the original, judging by the first trailer, which provides a glimpse at a steamy shower sex scene. There's been some speculation that "Fifty Shades Darker" might feature a full-frontal nude shot of Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey (co-star Dakota Johnson has already bared all as Anastasia Steele). However, as Jezebel pointed out, male nudity usually gets called out specifically by the MPAA in their ratings.
"Fifty Shades Darker" opens in theaters Feb. 10, 2017.
When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Read More