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    Questions of Queer Identity, Coming of Age and Loss of Self in Blue is the Warmest Color

    There's no doubt when Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color hits theaters today it will cause controversy. The movie has already experienced both the praise and backlash of both critics and its own director and lead actresses.

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    'I Am Divine' Director Jeffrey Schwarz On The Legend Of His Muse

    Before the video revolution of the 1980s, it was damn near impossible for a suburban kid like myself to see the kinds of movies I read about in Danny Peary’s Cult Movies book. One of the titles Peary wrote about was "Pink Flamingos," a movie so demented, depraved and disgusting I became obsessed wit...

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    Watch Moviegoers Answer Semi-Inappropriate Questions After Seeing 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

    So film writer Judith Dry -- aka Rude Jude -- straped on her pink leather tie and asked strangers inappropriate questions about the film.

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    'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Contains Graphic Lesbian Sex, But What's It Really About? Director Abdellatif Kechiche Explains Himself

    Four and a half months after Cannes, Kechiche sat down for an interview in a downtown Manhattan hotel looking the opposite of his celebratory Cannes moment. He was dead serious, reserved and seemingly afraid to offer beyond a few words of insight about his movie at a time. More than anything else, K...

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    Peaches Talks Gay Rights, Performance Art and Making the Jump to Filmmaking With 'Peaches Does Herself'

    For over a decade, electroclash punk artist Peaches has danced a wild line between pop artist and provocateur. Now she can add "filmmaker" to that resume.

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    Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

    I am a man, and this is an article concerning female sexuality, at least in part. I feel that should be noted immediately, lest anyone take it as an unnoticed irony rather than a relevant starting point. While I don’t see my gender as fatally problematic either to the authorship of this article or t...

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    GLAAD Presents Its Yearly Report on Portrayals of LGBT Characters in the 2013-2014 TV Season

    GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has taken to the airwaves, observing the amount of LGBT characters being or set to be portrayed on television in the upcoming season and compiling all the statistics into their annual Where We Are on TV Report.

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    Abdellatif Kechiche Corrects the Record On Lesbian Drama 'Blue Is the Warmest Color': The Film Should Be Released

    In an interview with Indiewire today ahead of the movie's appearance at the New York Film Festival, Kechiche put it bluntly: Of course he wants the movie released.

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    Que(e)ries: Talking Sex With The Star and Director of NYFF's Raciest (Male) Gay Offering, 'Stranger By The Lake'

    At Cannes earlier this year, a sexually explicit, queer-focused French film with two extraordinarily beautiful leads won over critics and audiences alike before making its way to the ongoing New York Film Festival -- and we're not talking about Abdellatif Kechiche's Palme d'Or winning "Blue is the W...

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    Saint Petersburg's Side By Side LGBT Festival Wins Appeal In City Court

    Finally, some good news regarding the LGBT rights situation in Russia: Side By Side -- the LGBT film festival in St. Petersburg that Indiewire profiled this past summer -- has won its final appeal on a devastating charge it had been fighting for months. The City Court of St. Petersburg overturned tw...

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