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Fifty Shades Darker Avoids NC-17 Rating: Sequel Rated R for Graphic Nudity and Sexual Content

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The big question regarding the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey sequel has been answered.

Like its 2015 predecessor, Fifty Shades Darker has been given a R-rating for “strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity and language,” according to a statement from the MPAA obtained by E! News.

Although the film’s official trailer teases a steamy shower scene and plenty of sexual tension, the censor board did not give the movie the NC-17 rating many who are familiar with the hit E.L. James’ literary series feared.

The upcoming flick will see Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan‘s return to the big screen to reprise their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

Kim BasingerEric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Robin Lee, Hugh Dancy, Rita Ora and others are also reportedly signed on for the film.

Fifty Shades Darker is slated to hit theaters Feb. 10, 2017. The final installment in the saga, Fifty Shades Freed, arrives a year later, on Feb. 9, 2018.