— Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History (via fourwindsshotgun)
Last weekend, I went to see the French lesbian-sexual-awakening epic Blue Is the Warmest Color with my friend Fiona. Early that morning I’d been amiably kicked out of bed by another friend, and in my exhausted state the film’s distended rhythms, its fascinated excess of shots, made me feel under the influence of several mismatched drugs. Although the director Abdellatif Kechiche shared an unprecedented joint Palme d’Or with his stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux at Cannes, a partnership like Summer/Moroder looks unlikely; the actors have criticized the atmosphere on set, especially during those long, explicit sex scenes, and suggested they would never work with him again. The cartoonist Julie Maroh, who drew Kechiche’s source material, thought he depicted a “ridiculous” misrepresentation of lesbian sexuality.
-Chris Randle from “Love To Love You: From Donna Summer to Blue is the Warmest Color”
Join our very own friend Fiona this coming Monday, November 11th at 7pm for the first gathering of our new monthly Comic Book Club. FF will be leading a discussion on, surprise, the hot topic graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh.
speaking of shared misgivings about Blue Is the Warmest Color!!
you should go to this if you’re in NYC probably