Cannes is Abuzz About 'Blue is the Warmest Color's' Explicit Lesbian Sex Scenes

Cannes is all abuzz over tonight’s premiere of Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2), a film with a moving love story and explicit lesbian sex scenes from Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche. The already critically acclaimed three-hour movie was just picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
May 23 2013 4:30 PM

Cannes is all abuzz over tonight’s premiere of Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2), a film with a moving love story and explicit lesbian sex scenes from Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche. The already critically acclaimed three-hour movie was just picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects, so look for it at an art house near you sometime soonish, according to Indie Wire.

Based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name, Blue is the Warmest Color stars newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos as 15-year-old Adele and Léa Seydoux (Farewell, My Queen, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Midnight in Paris) as her girlfriend Emma.

Reviews have alternately praised the film's sensuality and explicit sex scenes. The London Times Kaya Burgess called it “one of the most beautifully and unobtrusively observed love stories I’ve seen on film,” while The Hollywood Reporter’s Jordan Mintzer wrote, "Surely to raise eyebrows with its show-stopping scenes of non-simulated female copulation, the film is actually much more than that: it's a passionate, poignantly handled love story,” according to Reuters.

Indie Wire’s got the first clips from the film, but don’t look for explicit lesbian sex in the scenes below, unless talking philosophy is like sex for you (it is for some). 

Adele and Emma talk Sartre: 

Adele faces off with bullies at school: 

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