Explicit Lesbian Sex Scenes in “La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1 &...

Explicit Lesbian Sex Scenes in “La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1 & 2”, highly praised!

Explicit Lesbian Sex Scenes in La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2, highly praised!

Explicit lesbian sex scenes in the Cannes Festival 2013 entry “La Vie d’Adele – Chapitre 1 & 2” (Blue is the Warmest Color) created strong reactions as it premiered Thursday night.

The controversial film features a love story and journey to sexuality of the 15-year-old protagonist Abdele portrayed by Adele Exarchopoulos and her lover Emma played by Lea Seydoux.

One exceptional mark on the film is that it employs a camera technique which shots frequently focused on the protagonist’s mouth, in whatever activity she is doing – sleeping, eating and kissing her lover. This technique created a passionate relationship with the audience and was seen to be a remarkable element in the film.

“It is not something that you think about, really, but close-ups allow you to capture very subtle expressions that you don’t always see in real life,” Director Abdellatif Kechiche explained.

France’s legalization of same-sex marriage last month and the highly graphical scene was seen as an answer to gay rights debate happening worldwide in which the film was believed to coexist with.

But more than anything else, Director Kechiche said that the love scene is aimed to depict the beauty of the act of sex with someone you truly love.

“We hope that in the scenes, the idea of beauty will emerge. I think sexuality is more difficult to film and capture on screen. Sensuality is more difficult to film in meal scenes. Even if it’s not easy in sex scenes, you already have the sculpture of the bodies, the lights and the beauty of the faces,”  Director Kechiche said.

The film is based on a 2010 graphic novel entitled Blue is the Warmest Color.

The Director of the film and its supporters are now having the thought of a sequel.

Meanwhile, lead actress Adele Exarchopoulos praises Director Kechiche saying that “He has a way of directing without directing. You don’t even know when you are being filmed.”

“What is so exciting with Abdel is that the process is continuous, there are millions of possibilities and with the rushes, and he can make a completely different film. He has a totally unique way of making a film, he makes it in the moment,” Actress Lea Seydoux expressed.

With these, the highly explicit love scenes was already praised by the media.

Reuters said that “the sex scenes will create buzz but may not hold the film back from wider audiences due to censors and cautious distributors.”

Kaya Burgess of the London Times dubbed it as “one of the most beautifully and unobtrusively observed love stories I’ve seen on film.”

Jordan Mintzer of Holywood Reproter 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.”


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