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By Joseph Cirilo – Staff Writer

According to a report by E! News last week, Fifty Shades Of Grey is reportedly to be much “tamer” than the erotic novel of E.L. James, this in the interest of preserving the integrity of the story being told in film.

This would be good news if it made any sense at all. An erotic novel by definition is a sexual fantasy created solely to personify the reader so that they may live out encounters that would normally not warrant themselves in actual life. Removing the boldness of sexuality conveyed by the series is to remove the very soul of the story.

Further, an erotic novel is so enticing because of the way that the author conveys the thoughts, emotions, smells, sounds, and physical feelings so well that they envelope the reader without them having to leave their seat. If you take that away from the picture, what you’re left with is a little more than “spicy” romance, and in Fifty Shades’ case, the unhealthy and mostly abusive bond between Christian and Ana stands less as a commentary on modern day relationships and more as a sexual fantasy via the imagination of E.L. James.

To summarize, a faithful adaption is out of the question, an entertaining one is beginning to look more and more unlikely. Though the screenwriter, director, and cinematographer will do their best to create something eye-popping and captivating, what we’ll be left with is either a much more softcore Fifty Shades that gets berated by every fan of the trilogy, or a story loosely based on Christian and Ana- which is to say, it includes the characters, places, and themes but not the same plot, which is equally undesirable.

However, the film once again soldiers on despite losing their first choice for leading man, and production delays.

E! News reporter John Boone went into detail about his predictions on how the studio would tame the intensity in nine derogatory replacements, including:

From the novel:

He leans down and kisses me, his fingers still moving rhythmically inside me, his thumb circling and pressing. His other hand scoops my hair off my head and holds my head in place. His tongue mirrors the actions of his fingers, claiming me.

My legs begin to stiffen as I push against his hand. He gentles his hand, so I’m brought back from the brink…I come instantly again and again, falling apart beneath him…Then I’m building again…I climax anew, calling out his name.

Will Be Replaced With: “A full-on fingering scene might be cut altogether. Or they will just show Jamie’s hand go out of frame, then a close-up on Dakota as she breathes heavily and “climaxes” once. And only once. After that, it’s excessive. Like, what are you trying to prove, girl?”

View the article for a full list of 9 replaced scenes that either won’t make the cut, or else will be replaced by a much softer, and perhaps, less entertaining touch.