Film that won at Cannes Blasted by Author

My last post here was about the Lesbian coming of age movie which was a surprise hit at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Apparently the author of the book on which Blue is the Warmest Color is based is likening it to porn.

Author Julie Maroh, who wrote the novel on which “Blue” is based, says she cannot endorse the film.

Graphic lesbian drama “Blue is the Warmest Color”  —  or “La Vie d’Adele” as the French film is also known  —  took home the top honor at Cannes on Sunday.

But that doesn’t mean that everyone is pleased with director  Abdellatif Kechiche’s final result.

Author Julie Maroh, who wrote the novel on which “Blue” is based, wrote a blog post in which she says the film’s sex scenes are  “not convincing,” “ridiculous,” and likens them to porn.

“As a feminist and lesbian spectator, I can not endorse the direction Kechiche took on these matters,” she writes.

Maroh goes so far as to call the film’s sex scenes “A brutal and surgical display, exuberant and cold, of so-called lesbian sex, which turned into porn, and me feel very ill at ease.”


For those who can read French, this is the author’s blog: les coeurs exacerbés