ByPaul Aguirre-Livingston, writer at
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Paul Aguirre-Livingston

After stealing the show at Cannes earlier this year and the subsequent film fest circuit, Blue Is The Warmest Color will finally be released in France next month before making its way internationally by the end of 2013. Directed by , the film is a coming-of-age story about a teen girl who falls for an art student in a passionate, philosophy-filled dream. As if you can't read enough about the film, a new trailer has been unveiled: sweeping indie rock, awkward glances, kissing, love, sex, magic. Check it out:


The film is based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh, who had a few choice words on her blog about the almost unnecessary force used in the intense lesbian sex scenes:

I don't know the sources of information for the director and the actresses (who are all straight, unless proven otherwise) and I was never consulted upstream. Maybe there was someone there to awkwardly imitate the possible positions with their hands, and/or to show them some porn of so-called "lesbians" (unfortunately it's hardly ever actually for a lesbian audience). Because -- except for a few passages -- this is all that it brings to my mind: a brutal and surgical display, exuberant and cold, of so-called lesbian sex, which turned into porn, and me feel very ill at ease. Especially when, in the middle of a movie theater, everyone was giggling. The heteronormative laughed because they don't understand it and find the scene ridiculous. The gay and queer people laughed because it's not convincing, and found it ridiculous. And among the only people we didn't hear giggling were the potential guys too busy feasting their eyes on an incarnation of their fantasies on screen.

Actresses and were also critical of the director's take on the sex. The crew spent a grueling 10 days filming the 10-minute scene (one of many), which will no doubt fulfill the fantasies of boys on both sides of the Atlantic.

Can you feel the buzz?



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