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19 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Blue Is The Warmest Color"

Two words: Prosthetic vaginas.

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2. For the first time in history, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (the most prestigious award) was given by the Steven Spielberg-led jury to both actresses and the director. (It's usually just given to the director.)


10. They only read the script once.

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"We abandoned the script really quick. I think I read the script like once, and after he told me, now you have read it, forget it...and after we just let go and play." --Adele Exarchopoulos via DP/30.

11. The film is based on a comic-book novel by Julie Maroh who took to her blog after Cannes to complain about the explicit sex scenes in the film.

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"It appears to me that this is what was missing on the set: lesbians."

She describes the sex in the movie as "a brutal and surgical display, exuberant and cold, of so-called lesbian sex, which turned into porn, and made me feel very ill at ease." --Julie Maroh.


14. Lea had to get her hair dyed every day for continuity. She got her hair dyed for the first time in Paris' 18th arrondissement and then usually the director would just dye it in a bathtub in an apartment in Lille.


19. The actresses are now very close in real life.

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"We have this very strong relationship now. We're very close and I think maybe I'm like her sister. We really helped each other. It was a collaboration between the two of us. I think this film is also about our relationship…It's true that it’s a friendship, but there's love between us. You can say there's love." -- Lea Seydoux