Softcore Hollywood: '50 Shades Of Grey'

If you want to talk to interesting people, one of the best places is outside the (formerly) Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Locals, tourists, young, old, strange, normal, they're all there. So since '' Fifty Shades of Grey'' is opening at that theatre on Thursday, along with theaters across the country, I chose to do some interviews there with moviegoers who might be planning to see the film.

Wow. Were they ever, and the racier the better, according to the ladies I spoke with. They've read the book, they hear the buzz, they want to see the kinky sex, and weren't shy about admitting it. "What are you expecting " I asked a woman from Milwaukee . " Basically something just short of pornography'' she said, laughing.. "So you like the sex " ? I asked " Sex is good " she said. Okay.

Not the kind of interview I normally do but... The movie got what the MPAA , Motion Picture Association of America terms a ''hard '' R, for ''strong sexual content and unusual behavior." If you know the storyline, you know the unusual behavior. These days, explicit nudity or sex seems to be more the roman of raunchy comedies, compared to a generation ago and films like 9 1/2 weeks, American Gigolo, Fatal Attraction, Disclosure, and before that of course Last Tango in Paris The '' Grey '' film certainly did not want the deadly ''NC-17 rating'' so it was no doubt toned down somewhat from the three best selling books the film (actually one of three planned ) is based on.

It's essentially a woman by women for women. Matt Atchity, movie critic from Rotten Tomatoes, a familiar face to our Good Day LA viewers, says in his expert opinion the movie will be number one at the box office this weekend and 'dominate' the headlines.

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