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by Paula Bernstein
November 21, 2013 2:29 PM
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Watch: 'Blue' Actresses Flirt and Act Sexy in New Ad for Miu Miu

No, these are not outtakes from "Blue is the Warmest Color," the controversial film from director Abdellatif Keniche, which won the Palme d'Or at this years Cannes Film Festival. The black and white video of "Blue" co-stars Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos -- who play lesbian lovers on the big screen -- giggling, flirting and getting affectionate to 'Sisters' by Avan Lava is actually an ad for Miu Miu, which tapped the French actresses for its resort 2014 campaign shot by Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. 

On their YouTube page, Miu Miu writes that the actresses "embody the feminine optimism of the 2014 Resort collection with smouldering charm....Five flirtatious compositions capture their candid chemistry: an arm casually slung over a shoulder, leaning together in a mirrored pose, casually reclined across each other on the floor."

Watch the video below:

5 Comments

  • Dominique | November 21, 2013 11:53 PMReply

    Director's name is Kechiche, not Keniche..

  • Grace | November 21, 2013 2:38 PMReply

    The exploitation of lesbian sexuality by this film & how it's being lauded as "groundbreaking" is disgusting.

  • WS | November 22, 2013 9:27 PM

    Agreed all of the criticism regarding Kechiche's film is media garbage, as someone else mentioned the sexual depictions aren't that gratuitous.

  • Brent | November 21, 2013 3:02 PM

    I couldn't disagree more. The film shoots the sex with relative ambivalence, an act being pursued as physical exploration and nothing more, allowing the viewer to see the passion of their relationship as it exists in the non-sexual realm.
    Also, relative to the running time of the film, the sex isn't even that prominent in the story. Most of the film is about a relationship, one that could be between people of any gender, so you "exploitation" comment seems more than a little off base.

  • blue | November 21, 2013 2:59 PM

    The film explores a unique relationship where sexuality is the driving force. The only real "lesbian" in the film is Seydoux's character, which we don't follow, so there is never a 'this is what lesbians are' ever going on. The point of the film is a spontaneous relationship that is predestined, not 'allowed' by sexual orientation labels or even the audience. What is groundbreaking about the film is the performances and the portrayal of truthful love. So, you know, shut up.