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Penn Humanities Forum: Cinema, Censorship, and the Scandal of Sex

Blue is the Warmest Color

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Wednesday 3/16
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dir. Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 2013, 3 hrs., in French w/English Subtitles, NC-17

In this French romantic coming-of-age drama, a 15-year-old dreams of experiencing her first love, discovering lesbian sexual desire, love, and loss when a blue-haired aspiring painter enters her life. Based on Julie March's 2010 graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude. 

The Penn Humanities Forum on Sex concludes its four-part series on Cinema, Censorship, and the Scandal of Sex with this moving love story and its utlimately universal messages of young love.

From Thomas Edison’s 18-second film The Kiss (1896) to recent controversies over trigger warnings on college campuses, the representation of sex on screen has always been a scandal. This series brings together films from the past two decades that have been seen as an outrage to decency, morality, religious beliefs, and other community norms.