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“As famous old sayings go, “sex sells” is almost as old and as famous as “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” and certainly all of these articles have gotten Blue Is The Warmest Color a lot of attention. But whether Kechiche’s depiction of Adèle and Emma’s lovemaking is tasteful or exploitative, whether it is justified by the narrative or a shameless excursion from it, the sex scene hijacks any and every conversation about this extremely interesting movie, turning a complex work of art into a simplistic story of controversy, creative squabbling, and scandal.”

Matt Singer looks at the double-edged sword of the sex-centric publicity Blue Is The Warmest Color has been getting.

“As famous old sayings go, “sex sells” is almost as old and as famous as “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” and certainly all of these articles have gotten Blue Is The Warmest Color a lot of attention. But whether Kechiche’s depiction of Adèle and Emma’s lovemaking is tasteful or exploitative, whether it is justified by the narrative or a shameless excursion from it, the sex scene hijacks any and every conversation about this extremely interesting movie, turning a complex work of art into a simplistic story of controversy, creative squabbling, and scandal.”

Matt Singer looks at the double-edged sword of the sex-centric publicity Blue Is The Warmest Color has been getting.

Filed under film editorial blue is the warmest color abdellatif kechiche lea seydoux adele exarchopoulos

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