Anonymous said: EVERY Kechiche movies are shot using closeups and being French you are welcome to not watch our movies since most of them have sex cuz we're not fake prudes/hypocrites or "voyeuristic" like some would say and stick to Imagine Me and You,Saving Face or I Can't Think Straight or any of those little lesbian movies that are predictable with lesbians kissing and holding hands and UHauling at the end that only lesbians watch and award and leave Blue that won the Palme D'Or and Awards Worldwide alone
I don’t actually hate close ups.. I don’t like close ups of people eating with their mouths open. Let me know why is this a problem?
Also nothing wrong with sex on screen, but there is a lot wrong with voyeuristic filming of the sex scenes in that film, even Julie Maroh (who wrote the graphic novel the film is based on) thought the sex scenes were executed to cater for male fantasies rather than realistic depictions. I haven’t seen any of the films you mention but I do agree that many lesbian films follow cliches, however Blue is the Warmest Colour is not the answer.
As for prudish? I don’t see it as prudish seeing as both the actresses complained about Kechiche’s directing esoecially in the sex scene, Seydoux told the independent after the scenes she left “feeling like a prostitute” not an actress.
The film is intensely up itself and I don’t recommend it. There’s a film called Finn’s Girl on Netlix at the moment, so if you’re looking for a good lesbian film I would recommend that well over Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
— Patricia Hill Collins (via ethiopienne)
Had to stop watching Blue is the Warmest Colour because I couldn’t stand another hour and a half of the main character eating with her mouth full. The director particularly liked long lingering shots of it as well. Also its painfully voyeuristic, and apparently saying not much beside ‘I like reading books’ makes you an interesting illusive character???