The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is rated R, but in Sacramento, some kids were getting a gee-whiz gander of the film in its graphic-nudity glory.
Drive-in-movie screens, thousands of square feet in area, over the weekend were showing the film, which is based on the racy, wildly successful book that focuses on a man's S&M obsession.
The movie, playing at Sacramento 6, is rated R for "strong sexual content, including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language."
And it is clearly visible from Highway 50.
One set of parents came to the drive-in to celebrate their son's 10th birthday. The boy and his 12-year-old brother "were very interested watching it coming in," said John Schmidt of Sacramento.
The moviegoer added: "I'd think it's a safety issue, people trying to sneak a peek as they are going 70 miles an hour down the freeway and not looking where they are supposed to be going."
Fox 40 contacted the theater manager, who said she wasn't quite sure what the policy was regarding sexual content on their screens. She forwarded the question to her general manager, who did not immediately respond.
Ben Deci is a staffer with Fox40, a Tribune Broadcast property.