With all of the talk surrounding director Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, you'd think it was the first lesbian love story ever made into a movie in the history of the universe. But that's not to say the film doesn't deserve to be talked about. It does—so much. Hell, we can't stop talking about it.
Despite its NC-17 rating in the U.S., a rating New York's IFC Center has publicly stated it will not honor, famed reviewers are taking to the Internet and proclaiming the film's importance to not only the times—with the legalization of gay marriage spreading across the globe—but to teen development. The New York Times' A.O. Scott has admitted to taking his 14-year-old daughter to see the film, twice.
And Blue Is the Warmest Color is not alone on a list of must-see queer films. Once you've spent the well-worth-it three hours to take in Kechiche's masterpiece (and consequently fallen in love with lead actress Adèle Exarchopoulos), give one of these films a shot, too: 20 LGBT Movies That Everyone Should See.