Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. With Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing. Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
This movie got a thumbs up from Bisexual Resource Center. It looks like it’s only playing at independent theaters, so keep an eye out!
I just want to add that this movie has been made by a cis man who seems to have put his own ‘aesthetic’ taste into the making of the sex scene
He also behaved pretty badly towards his young female actresses
He also got A LOT of criticism from the creator of the original comic (who is lesbian herself) and other sources
So, if I may suggest something - there might be people out there (me) who wouldn’t feel comfortable supporting this director (even though, of course, high viewing rates of any queer film might be a nudge in the right direction for the whole industry). The fact remains, this movie has been made by a heterosexual man who put A LOT more emphasis into the sex scene than necessary, AND the production of this movie about queer women did not actually involve a single actual queer woman as far as we know about - no advisors and no out production members with significant say in the presentation of the characters or relationship, at least.
If you still want to consume this story in any way, might I suggest you buy the graphic novel?
I am still waffling back and forth on watching this (it’s now on Canadian Netflix), but one unfortunate tell I’ve spotted is that the sex scene has been snipped out and uploaded to online pr0n sites — I’ve never seen that happen with an art movie before, not even Nymphomaniac.