Some of the best reactions (besides the confused faces and giggles):

“It’s really geometric.”

“It started to feel kind of like an infomercial for a kitchen product, where they’re trying to showcase all the things it can do.”


“I think it was also pretty obviously two straight women attempting to have sex on camera for pay. Go figure. Yeah, I haven’t seen that one before.”

Similar sentiments were experess by Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude, which served as the film's source material. In a piece for The New York Times, Maroh wrote, “This is what was missing on the set: lesbians.”


Pieces in Salon and the aforementioned The New York Times have also argued how evident the male gaze is felt through the film.

Not that one scene should discount the entirety of a movie, but it's a really important way of looking at the debate.