50 Shades Of Grey banned in Malaysia
50 Shades Of Grey will not be released in Malaysia after being banned by officials.
Malaysia has notoriously strict censors, concerts from the likes of Ke$ha, Beyonce and Madonna have been cancelled by officials and many other films have been banned from release.
The LPF chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, announcing the decision, said that the film is "more pornography than a movie." He added: "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."
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades Of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson and has a supporting cast that features Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes and Victor Rasuk. It is based on the worldwide best-seller of the same name from author E.L James.
The film tells the story of Anastasia Steele, a young student whose life changes dramatically after she is introduced to tormented billionaire Christian Grey, a man with rather extreme tastes.
The film is due to be released into UK cinemas on February 13th