Lesbian sex scenes he filmed were called exploitative; now he's accused of sexual abuse.
October 31 2018 1:47 PM
The Cannes Film Festival made an unprecedented move in 2013 by awarding the Palme d'Or to not only the director of Blue Is the Warmest Color, a romantic drama based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Julie Maroh, but also to its leading actresses: Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos. Queer women in audiences around the world relate to the story of a French teenager and her sexual awakening, which is sparked by the arrival of a blue-haired artist who helps lead her on a journey of self-discovery. But thanks to the talents of Exarchopoulos and Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Color becomes universal - a love story that is remarkable because it shows two people braving the beautiful and brutal vicissitudes of love.