Blue Is The Warmest Colour is an interesting film, and no, not for the reason some of you might expect if you’ve already seen it. It’s a film that had, and has, a lot of buzz about it, with high praise, as well as derided from some sectors, including people involved in the making of the film. But like with most things, I needed to make up my own mind for myself.
Now, one of the reasons this film has got hate is because of the rather intense soft-core ‘real’ lesbian sex scenes. And yes, for soft-core they don’t pull any punches. But hearing lesbian groups come out and say they hate it, as that’s not how we have sex, to me, and I know that is odd coming from a heterosexual male, just seems silly. Just because that’s not your sex, doesn’t mean it’s not another persons. It’s as silly as me looking at every heterosexual sex scene ever and saying all the ones that don’t look like my love life must be fake.
This isn’t to say I didn’t have issues with it either. Because to be honest, this is a fricken brilliant relationship drama, and though sex scenes aren’t uncommon in such films, these ones just felt too much and too often. Yes, I understand it deals with showing passionate young love, especially for Adele as she discovers her lesbian side. Yes, I understand the sex they had plays into later parts of the film. But for me, it just got in the way.
I know, I know, I’m a fan of hot girls having sex with each other as much as the next guy, but for this film I honestly felt it holds it back from being a wildly watched and enjoyed film. The relationship between Adele and Emma felt as real as any on screen romance I’ve ever seen, and I think a lot of people would really connect and get something out of it, especially with the ending, which I won’t ruin here. But the R rating, and rumours of the sex, will most likely turn those people away, and instead invite in a lower brow audience who’ll miss the deeper meanings, and just get their rocks off watching others get their rocks off.
Putting the sex to one side, I’ll say this still won’t be for everyone. It’s damn long, it’s very drawn out in parts, and it’s almost episodic in the way it tells the story. But the performances by the two leading ladies were amazing! Stellar performances, and I expect to see a lot more of these two in years to come, if not hopefully less of their boobs and butts.
9 out of 10 from me!!