Blue Is the Warmest Color has been written and talked about as soft porn, and perhaps it is, but it’s also one of the most honest young adult stories in years, even more so than The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Terrific storytelling, but the film got me wondering—where are all these infamous gatekeepers? The first Hunger Games book/movie was all about kids killing other kids in the woods. Catching Fire is basically a spectacle featuring bread and circuses. I know, I know, the heartless fascists are responsible—but does that argument really hold water? As I said, though—a fine story.