“I am also the parent of two mature, inquiring teenagers, one of whom, my 14-year-old daughter, has seen it twice, at the Telluride Film Festival. My permissiveness has raised some eyebrows among my friends and colleagues, and I am not necessarily holding myself up as a role model. You have your own rules, and your own reasons for enforcing them, and naked bodies writhing in ecstasy may not be something you want your kids to see. But in some ways, because of its tone and subject matter, Blue is a movie that may be best appreciated by viewers under the NC-17 age cutoff.” – film critic A.O. Scott on allowing his kids to see this year’s winner of the Cannes Film Festival, which has raised eyebrows both for its revealing sex scenes and the recent sniping among its creators.
Alyssa Rosenberg appreciates Scott for acknowledging his role in “parental discretion:”
“Scott’s doing us a service by talking publicly about the value of introducing your children to challenging culture, instead of focusing solely and obsessively on the potential dangers.”
Recent CBC coverage of Blue here.
(Shout-out: The Dish)
(Image: Léa Seydoux as Emma in Blue is the Warmest Color, Sundance Selects)