Cover to Reel: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

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~post by Katie G. 
Cover to Reel is a regular column in which I offer my two cents about that age-old debate about whether or not a movie did any kind of justice to the book it’s based on. 

Blue is the Warmest Color (or, La Vie d’Adele – Chapitres 1 & 2) on DVD came out on Tuesday. Under much controversy following it’s release, it still received extremely positive reviews by the film community.

Julie Maroh, the author/artist of the graphic novel, has come out against the movie. She praised the film as, “coherent, justified and fluid.” As an adaptation, she was left wondering where exactly all the lesbians were. And, I have to agree.

Maroh’s graphic novel is a well-paced, lyrical tragedy focused on a teenager-turned-adult grappling to accept herself. It’s especially poignant at a very critical time in the world when LGBT rights are, finally, starting…

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