Fifty Shades of Grey started filming over the past weekend, and there have already been a few pictures of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele—together!—leaked from the set.
When news of the movie deal was announced, people wondered just how the company could make a film that could get an R rating, knowing that avid fans of the books would be disappointed if some of the more intense Christian-Ana scenes weren't included. But the company will get to have its cake and eat it, too—it will reportedly be releasing two versions of the movie, one to be shown in theaters with an R rating, and another one, rated NC-17, that will come out afterwards.
This tactic seems like it will be an easy solution for future books with equally intensely violent or sexual scenes. Do you think it will work, and fans will both go to the theaters and buy the racier version, or will it backfire, because fans will just wait for the version they want?
See this photo and many more from the set on Just Jared.