‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Banned in Malaysia


Fifty Shades of Grey,” which has its premiere in Berlin next week, will not be released in Malaysia.

The film was denied a certificate by the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF).

A release on Feb. 12 through United International Pictures has been cancelled.

The LPF chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said it is “more pornography than a movie.”

“The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual content. The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman being tied to a bed and whipped,” Abdul Halim said.

The film features Jamie Dornan as a wealthy and intriguing businessman and Dakota Johnson as a virgin literature student who develop a relationship featuring bondage sex. The film is based on a best-selling novel by E.L. James.

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  1. Poedie says:

    this is bullshit ! porno should be legal and available for everyone, this movie isn’t satan

  2. leslie says:

    i would not go to the movie. Because it will ruining marriage. If they samething sexual stuff you can get a book by kavin leman by sheets music. Christian book.

  3. Glad to see so many people who haven’t seen the movie comment on the content of it and how bad it is and how it should be banned. If you don’t want to see it, don’t see it. But unless you’ve seen it you should probably keep your conjecture to yourself and allow others to make their own decisions for themselves.

  4. Susan Fleming says:

    Kudos to you, Malaysia, for taking a stand for decency — something which we in the “advanced” and “open-minded” United States have somehow lost sight of. This film is little more than porn masquerading as a love story, but the US population has become so desensitized from their “freedom” to fill their minds with trash that they are no longer discerning of true quality. Garbage in, garbage out — even computers operate on that basic principle. Whatever we feed our minds will influence our behavior. Any psychologist will confirm that. I’m sure our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves to think that they made such supreme sacrifices in the name of “freedom”, and our society has turned that freedom into license for ANYthing that goes against what used to be considered common courtesy and plain old decency. We can establish age limits for drinking or driving, and we can ban cigarette smoking in public places… We can even ban public displays of the Ten Commandments (God forbid anyone might read them and actually PRACTICE them!)… but we can no longer ban offensive images and language from movies shown in public. There’s something peculiar and lop-sided about that kind of “freedom”…

  5. Catherine says:

    Not suprising at all .. After all this time, their mind still outdated. Movie is just movie, people have the choice from imitating the character or the contents. It’s all about how far the mind has reached for.

  6. rb says:

    lol this coming from the country with one of the highest human trafficking rates… wonder when they’ll take a stand on that as well.

    • Bob T says:

      Hey rb,

      You say Malaysia has the highest human trafficking rates? I think your talking about Thailand which is Malaysia’s neighbouring country up north..please get your fax right dude..there’s this thing called Google.

  7. Bob C. says:

    Of course, this is GREAT NEWS for the movie studio! It’ll add that many more ticket sales. Anything “banned or “forbidden” adds.cache to it.

  8. Matt Lane says:

    this is the only time i can remember wishing a lived in Malaysia

  9. anne says:

    It should’t even been made into a movie tbh. The theme of the movie is for adults and they’re treating this like a regular romance movie. I wouldn’t want my teen daughter to watch this movie and start googling BDSM.

  10. Idiot M says:

    Malaysia Boleh… Sad case! Dirty mind get dirty result

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Its not a surprise. Many countries still heavily regulate items, like films and books, that are heavily sexual. I. Wouldn’t criticize them much, considering how bat crazy the US went over Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl!

  11. Sosa says:

    sooner it’ll be banned around Southeast Asia! :(

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