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In numbers: ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’

Posted at 4:30 pm, November 25, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Blue is the Warmest Colour

The intimate lesbian sex scenes in the astonishing new French film have had tongues wagging for months. Here are the film’s vital statistics.

3 Number of hours that the film lasts.

6.5 Length, in minutes, of its longest sex scene.

Number of people who shared the Palme d’Or prize for it at Cannes – director Abdellatif Kechiche and two actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

1 The number of times the two actresses met before shooting.

10 The number of days Seydoux reckons she and Exarchopoulos were naked on set.

13 Number of bum slaps in one sex scene.

69 The sexual position on which that scene climaxes (prosthetic vaginas were involved).

The number of US states to ban the film (Idaho).

93.6 Percentage of the film that features events other than sex.

Read our review of ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ now and read our interview with one of the lead actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos.

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