We all thought that this three-hour gay love story would be too sexually explicit for to put his name to as head of the competition jury, but a twist at Cannes over the weekend saw 's Blue Is The Warmest Color (originally named La vie d'Adele) taking home the Palme d'Or.
According to Time, Spielberg commented that the Blue Is The Warmest Color is:
A great love story that made all of us feel privileged to be a fly on the wall, to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve from the beginning... I'm not sure it will be allowed to play in every state.
Spielberg's last comment is testament to the movie's graphic and groundbreaking eroticism surrounding the two protagonists. Here's the synopsis for the lesbian love story, based on a French graphic novel:
Blue Is The Warmest Color centers on 15 year old Adele (), who longs to have a great love affair. On meeting the dark, handsome Thomas (), who falls for her instantly, she realises she could finally have it all. But then an erotic reverie changes everything: on passing a mysterious blue haired girl () on the street, she imagines the girl in her bed, possessing her. She can't deny it anymore: Adele is attracted to women.
Let's hope the graphic sex scenes are both enjoyable to watch and psychologically potent!
Congrats to Spielberg and the jury for defying expectations at this year's Cannes, I'll definitely be checking this one out when it gets a release date. Does this sound like something you'd watch?