1.Blue is the Warmest Color was not nominated for an Oscar this year due to its late release in France, but it could be eligible next year if France decides to submit it.
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.)
3.And the actresses, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, were the second and third women in history to ever receive the award. (Jane Campion was first for The Piano.)
6.In real life, Adele is dating the actor who played her boyfriend in the beginning of the film, Jeremie Laheurte.
7.The director shot over 100 takes of the scene where Lea and Adele see each other on the street for the first time.
8.The first scene Lea and Adele shot together was the dream scene where Adele's character masturbates thinking about Lea.
9.Adele's name in the film was supposed to be "Clementine," but the director filmed the actresses so much when they were eating and sleeping and not acting, so people would call her Adele on camera, so he changed it.
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.
12.The lead actresses wore prosthetic vaginas in the scenes in which they perform oral sex.
And Adele playfully joked about spitting the fake pubic hair out of her mouth during the filming.
13.Both lead actresses are the stars of the Miu Miu Resort 2014 Ad campaign.
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.
15.The director told Lea to watch films with Marlon Brando and James Dean to capture their masculine demeanor.
16."Never" was Lea's response when asked if she'd work with the director again. Adele said, "I don't think so."
17.It took ten days to shoot the seven-minute sex scene.