French-language Drama. Based on the graphic novel ‘Le Bleu est une couleur chaude’ by Julie Maroh. An inexperienced young woman (Adèle Exarchopoulos) begins a passionate relationship with a painter (Léa Seydoux).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, sexual slurs, and sexual references, some in an aggressive context
  • Frequent, detailed portrayals of sexual activity – male and female genital nudity; breast and buttock nudity

Thematic elements

  • The passion of first love
  • Practical versus creative pursuits
  • The awkwardness of youth
  • Navigating sexual identity and desire

Classification rationale

Rated R for detailed sexual content

Classification date

November 26, 2013