LGBTQ* News You Might Have Missed

(following from the Washington Post)

A French film about a girl who falls in love with an older woman won the highest honor at the Cannes Film Festival, which ended on Sunday. As the Associated Press reports, the festival jury gave the award, the coveted Palme d’Or, to director Abdellatif Kechiche and actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux for the film, called “Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele.”

Fun Fact from Ruth Elizabeth: According to Mark Harris, the film is also the first Palme D’Or winner based on a graphic novel—and its author, Julie Maroh, is not entirely pleased with the direction that was taken in the film regarding the ever-delicate imbalance that occurs when a man is responsible for filming lesbian sex scenes.