Steamy Lesbian Romance Blooms In First BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Trailer

Steamy Lesbian Romance Blooms In First BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Trailer

Hit the jump to check out the first trailer and clips for the 2013 Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour. Which is an adaptation of Julie Maroh's graphic novel, Le Bleu est Une Couleur.

After Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival you would figure everyone associated with the film would be patting each other on the back. But a few days later, the graphic novelist Julie Maroh took aim at the film's lesbian sex scenes. Here is an excerpt from her Julie blog:
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.

That's not all! At the Telluride festival the stars of the film, 19-year-old Adèle Exarchopoulos and 28-year-old Léa Seydoux revealed that that their director (Abdellatif Kechiche) spent 10 grueling days filming the 10 minutes love scene. They also stated that Kechiche ordered Seydoux to slap her co-star for real. The director did respond to the accusations, and placed the blame on Seydoux's inability to inhabit her part. Either way, I'm check this film out.

Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche’s movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte
Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix, Julie Maroh
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Omarvls - 9/19/2013, 5:01 PM
So they are lesbians and then what?
8thDynasty - 9/19/2013, 5:08 PM
Whoa. Lesbians? Really?

vaahtlnirn1 - 9/19/2013, 5:21 PM
Amazing graphic novel. I hope it is an amazing movie. I will be there day one.
Brady1138 - 9/19/2013, 5:41 PM
Eh...just read Batwoman!
jlabatman - 9/19/2013, 5:58 PM
So it's a GN about lesbians doing it all day?
SpiderParker - 9/19/2013, 6:22 PM
In a theater near you, the lesbian flick you have been waiting for to masturbate to.

Viewer Warning: When watching the movie, please be careful not to spill any "stuff" on the row front of you.
norseman79 - 9/19/2013, 6:29 PM
DioFoRio - 9/19/2013, 6:43 PM
@Superguy..They're not married..just bumpin tacos.
SimonM7 - 9/19/2013, 6:43 PM
Movie sex scenes in NOT REALISTIC shocker! Movie at 11. With unrealistic sex scenes.
SimonM7 - 9/19/2013, 6:46 PM
Nah it's a fair article to post. It's a movie based on a graphic novel and the writer/artist of the novel commented on the movie. It's totally legit news.

I understand the crux, too. I sympathise. But it's not like movie sex scenes ever escape this form of "artsying up", unless they're meant to be very "mundane" in the first place.
TheGreenNinja - 9/19/2013, 7:01 PM
You had me at "lesbian"
Folchibas - 9/19/2013, 7:47 PM
Nailbiter - but I can rest in the fact that I'm not a pathetic little man rubbing one out to an article like the rest of you douche bags
StrangeBlackPantherDoctor - 9/19/2013, 8:03 PM
Looks like an amazing movie. I'm very excited.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/19/2013, 8:15 PM
Obvious award grabbing BS.
I'm sure that as a film, it'll be done well enough, but i hate how these days people think "Oh look! a socially taboo topic! we have to give it awards to make people think we're progressive!!"
Only God Forgives should have gotten the Palm D'Or, not this movie.
Humperdink - 9/19/2013, 8:27 PM
Not surprised the author is displeased.

The two lead actresses in the romance said they hated working with the director, who was brutal and demanding to the point where he wanted them to show actual physical violence towards one another, and would never work with him again.

Well...he made the movie he wanted to make and the actresses and graphic novelist allowed him to do so.

Oh well.
CPBuff22 - 9/19/2013, 9:14 PM
Okay so let me try and figure this out. From the trailer they are obviously two teenage lesbian or bisexual girls. That's cool, but what's the movie about?

Is this a no one understands us and shuns us because we are different movie? Is this a romantic comedy about the pitfalls of being in a same sex relationship? Is this an action film where one of the girls is held hostage and the other has to save her?

It would just be nice to know what the movie is about other than there are two teenage lesbian girls.
loki668 - 9/20/2013, 12:09 AM
So is this a movie based on T.A.T.U.??
MrLoki - 9/20/2013, 12:52 AM
So it's "steamy" because they are girls and it's so funny to turn a lesbian couple into a fetish.
Would have used the word "steamy" if it was a steamy gay romance?
RetroFit - 9/20/2013, 10:32 AM
It's news because it won the top award at Cannes. It's on this site because it's based on the graphic novel 'Le Bleu est Une Couleur'.
Johnem95 - 9/21/2013, 1:10 PM
I'll see it when I have the desire to ejaculate.

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