Winning the highly coveted Palme D’Or can give independent films a much-needed boost into mainstream culture. But such hype may not always be the most advantageous scenario for a film. The most recent proof of this is the sharp Funny or Die parody of the 2013 Palme D’Or Winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” aptly titled “Vagina Is the Warmest Place.”
The approximately three hour-long film starring Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux depicts the love story of a confused young girl whose sexual awakening leads her to an emotionally wrenching relationship with a much more secure (and blue-haired) woman. But beyond the emotional ups and downs the couples experiences throughout their time together, the film became notorious for its epic sex scenes.
The parody pokes fun at the sex scenes, the film’s straight male critics, and the controversy that erupted when the film’s two leads spoke ill of their director to the press.
Watch the video below: