Unfortunately I went to see Blue is the warmest colour to the cinema. All my friends were enthusiastic of it and my best friend at that time told me it was her favourite movie of the year. If she liked it so much, I told myself, I must go and see it on the big screen.
I wish I hadn’t. I was disgusted and honestly a bit insulted by this movie everyone declared the icon of lesbian love. I saw very little love and a lot of unrealistic sex. They acclaimed the actresses for their performance but I’ve seen better acting watching the Italian actress Monica Bellucci in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Blue is the warmest colour is based on a graphic novel of the same name, which people say is much better than the film adaptation. I haven’t read it, so I couldn’t tell, but I guess it’s difficult to do worse than the movie.
The story is about a young girl who finds out she’s attracted to girls and begins to discover her sexuality. She falls in love with an artist and drama happens. A lot of drama. So much useless drama that it’s unrealistic even for a lesbian movie (lesbian movies are known to be always full of drama).
The sex scene was the most criticised part, and although I hated it, I don’t want to be misunderstood. I’m glad that the director tried to do something new and challenging by letting it be explicit and without any censorship. But he didn’t manage to do a good job. It’s not a love scene, it’s porn. I agree that we should show love more freely, I agree that we shouldn’t care about scandalizing people, but porn is not love-making.
My impression of it was that of a movie directed by a man for men. The sex scene is obscene and likely similar to what a man’s fantasy about lesbians could be.