By Ben Mundy and Jimmy Blake
13 February 2015
From the section Entertainment
It’s already taken £1m in ticket sales and it’s only just been released in cinemas.
But as Fifty Shades of Grey had its UK premiere campaigners protested against the sexual content of the film and the books it’s based on.
Some threw flyers while one protester attached a banner reading “Mr Grey is a Rapist” to the railings. They claim the franchise glamorises domestic abuse.
However, the cast, director and author have all told Newsbeat that’s not true.
Natalie Collins launched the 50 Shades is Domestic Abuse campaign in 2012
Several banners were held in the crowd
The group, who call themselves 50 Shades is Domestic Abuse, met in a bar in Soho before heading to the London premiere.
Natalie Collins, who leads the campaign, told Newsbeat: “We set up the campaign two and a half years ago when the books came out.
“We felt really concerned about the way the books romanticise abuse and glamorise an abusive person.”
Hundreds of fans turned out to support the cast
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Source:: BBC Entertainment