It's the Palme d'Or-winner that scored rave reviews at Cannes, and it has been the subject of much media-enhanced mud slinging between director Abdellatif Kechiche and pretty much everyone else on the project.
Yet the one thing about French art film "Blue is the Warmest Color" that is still being talked about the most is the extended lesbian sex scenes, the ones risqué and explicit enough to grant the film an NC-17 rating.
Yet, are those scenes actually sexy... or believable? Various straight male critics who've seen the film have been praising them. Yet the film was shot by a straight male director, and so were likely designed to work from a male perspective.
Now, in an often amusing video for Posture Magazine, filmmaker Yeni Sleidi filmed real gay women watching select scenes from the film and interviewed them regarding their thoughts on said scenes.
While a few said they loved the film, they were often underwhelmed by the sex scenes. Here's some choice quotes:
"Overall pretty boring, also pretty obviously two straight women having sex on camera for pay. Go figure, like I haven't seen that before."
"I thought it was hot at the beginning, and then it got ridiculous when they kept switching sex positions every ten seconds. It started to feel like an infomercial for a kitchen product, where they try and showcase all the things it can do."
"The scissoring... wish it could happen, never once happened in human history. I'd rather go lick a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cone."
"Emma had this Hot Topic manic panic hair, she looked like a rave girl from like Liverpool in 1997 so that's just not attractive to anyone."
"Lesbian sex is a whole lot more crying."