Teen-Lesbian Movie Has Graphic Novel

Say what you will about the box office of things like “The Avengers,” but there’s only one comic-book movie that has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The French film “Blue is the Warmest Color” took Cannes by storm earlier this year, and the 2010 graphic novel it’s based on has now hit U.S. bookshelves. (The three-hour NC-17 movie has a U.S. release on Oct. 25.) Julie Maroh writes and illustrates a touching coming-of-age story (originally titled Blue Angel) about Clementine, a young woman who becomes smitten by the aquamarine-haired lesbian Emma. Passion ensues.

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