With so much naked action, Fifty Shades Of Grey has been ranked as the raunchiest film in 10 years

We all knew there would be raunchy scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey – and it turns out there’s going to be rather a lot of them.

It’s been revealed that the film – which is due for release on Thursday 13 February – features a whopping 20 minutes of sex, meaning a third of the 100-minute running time consists of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele getting it on. Blimey!

According to data compiled by movie sex scene website Mr Skin, the amount of saucy action in Fifty Shades makes it the raunchiest film in over 10 years. The running time of the risqué footage also reportedly amounts to more than that of the 100 raciest films from 2014 put together. That makes it one sexy movie!

Fifty Shades – which stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as lovers Christian and Ana – spreads the 20 minutes across 12 sex scenes, something that director Sam Taylor-Johnson put a great amount of thought into.

‘The thing that was most difficult was how and where to pepper the sex, and to not make it feel like it was gratuitous,’ she says.

‘So it had to be a really strong part of the story, and I had to give characterisation to each sex scene, to make them different.’

Despite the large amount of sex in the film adaptation of E L James‘ bestselling novel, Sam doesn’t think the footage is actually that outrageous.

‘I didn’t want it to be graphically explicit,’ the 47-year-old film-maker tells The Guardian. ‘And I know that’s going to be disappointing to some people.’

Jamie Dornan has also downplayed the idea that the film is pornographic, though he admits that it’s obviously sexual.

‘I just wouldn’t use the word “erotic” – it brings up different ideas for me,’ Jamie, 32, tells Sunday Times Culture.

‘I just think we tried to make a good picture, you know?’

Yes we do Jamie, yes we do!

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Anna Francis