Fifty Shades of Grey’s raunchy sex scenes could be cut out of the upcoming film adaptation so it can avoid an NC-17 rating. Stars James Dornan and Dakota Johnson have reportedly already filmed most of the sex scenes for the movie.

A decision by the studio to make the film less racy (in order to get a lower age rating) is likely to upset fans of the books, who will be expecting to see all manner of raunchy acts in keeping with the original’s um… ‘tone’. The book was famous for making mummy porn acceptable but fans of the trilogy could be disappointed by the movie version.

An NC-17 rating in the US means that under-18s cannot watch the film.

An insider added: ‘They’ve filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off.’

Dornan has been snapped surprising Dakota Johnson on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey. The actor, who plays Christian Grey, was pictured covering his co-star’s eyes in a scene where he gives Anastasia Steele a brand new car. He looks smart in a suit as he puts his hand over Dakota’s eyes before he presents the vehicle to her.

The pair have been shooting the film adaptation of EL James’ novel in Vancouver, Canada, with director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Johnson was also seen filming scenes with Max Martini, who plays Christian’s bodyguard.

The film, which stars Dornan as kinky billionaire Christian Grey and Johnson as shy Submissive Anastasia Steele, is set to be released on 15 February 2015.

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