The strongest message is that marriages/romantic relationships require a partnership between equals. Although chemistry/attraction is important, it's also essential that the people involved work together to compromise and support each other. Christian's story also encourages dealing with the difficult/disturbing aspects of your past and moving forward.
Similar violence levels as in the last movie. There's gun and knife violence: An intruder holds Anastasia at knife point, and a man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage, bound and gagged. A man forcefully slaps and kicks a woman to the point of unconsciousness. A character shoots another. Bodyguards point their guns at an attacker and apprehend him.
Many long, graphic sex scenes that show everything other than complete full-frontal nudity (i.e., bare breasts, lots of close-ups of nipples, shots of buttocks, and also occasional glimpses of pubic hair). These explicit scenes portray consensual light bondage and submission/domination scenarios, as well as oral sex and the use of various sex/novelty toys/aides. Definitely more sex scenes this time than in the first movie; possibly more than in the last one, too.
Several uses of "f--k," "ass," "a--hole," "s--t," "bulls--t," "d--k," "hell," "goddamn," "Jesus Christ," and "my God" (as exclamations), plus some "dirty talk."
Audi, Apple products (MacBook, iPhone, etc.), Cadillac Escalade, Cartier ring, some outerwear (North Face, Patagonia).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink wine, beer, and cocktails at various receptions, dinners, and events. Kate and Ana drink martini after martini to the point that one of them gets drunk and needs to be driven home. Christian gets drunk offscreen and then returns home barely able to walk straight.