The movie adaptation of E.L. James‘ erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey has been banned in Kenya.
The Kenyan Film Classification Board said that the film showed “prolonged and explicit sexual scenes depicting women as sexual slaves,” and that there would be a fine or imprisonment for anyone caught distributing it.
“The Kenya Film Classification Board wishes to inform the public, film operators and stakeholders that the film has been restricted,” it said in a statement this week. “It should not be screened or distributed to the public.”
The movie, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, is set to premiere on Valentine’s day.