Sex as 'art': Cannes awards top prize to 3 hour lesbian film

We are told that it is a spectacularly engrossing film. We are told that its two young lead actresses give eye-popping performances. We are told that the French film "Blue is the Warmest Color" - a three hour lesbian extravaganza - is  the most "sensational win at Cannes in years." We are also informed that there is a 12 minute "no holds barred" lesbian sex scene that is "mind blowing." I have a fairly expansive view of what is art and what isn't. If beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, who am I to say that a 3 hour film about lesbians doesn't meet that standard? But art without boundaries, without a sense of its place in the culture, or without an appreciation and respect for society's values is nothing more than schlock. And "realistically" portraying lesbian sex in a film is as schlocky as it gets. Would a film realistically portraying heterosexual sex for 12 minutes have gotten the prestigious Palm D'Or? Should we judge a film based on a 12 minute scene, no...(Read Full Post)