The R-rated, BDSM-themed movie is based on the first novel in E.L. James' best-selling erotic trilogy. Fifty Shades of Grey marks Griffith's daughter's major big screen debut and features scenes in which she appears naked and takes part in questionable sexual activities.
Griffith, 58, told E! News' Zuri Hall she has seen "a little bit" of the film, adding, "I just can't quite bring myself to watch the love scenes." She made her comments at the Stella McCartney autumn 2016 presentation in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Johnson, 26, appears next in the new comedy How to Be Single, which is set for release just before Valentine's Day.
"I'm going to see that one," Griffith said.