Watch: trailer for ‘Sauvage,’ the film with a sex scene so graphic people walked out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Sauvage” has dropped its trailer giving people a first look at the film which caused controversy at Cannes for its graphic sex scene.

The French film from debut director Camille Vidal-Naquet tells the story of Leo (Félix Maritaud), a  22-year-old gay prostitute in France. Marituad received the Louis Roederer Foundating Rising Star Award for his performance.

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Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law.”

Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is “incredibly sorry” to confirm the ban of “Rafiki,” or “Friend” in Swahili, by the Kenya Film Classification Board. Her film depicts a love story between two women.

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French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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CANNES, France (AP) – 120 Beats Per Minute, a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival May 20 and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or prize.

Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d’Or-winning film The Class, the movie centers on the activist group ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s during the AIDS crisis.

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Todd Haynes’ Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’ Wows Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France (AP) – Todd Haynes’ 1950s lesbian romance Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, had the Cannes Film Festival swooning after its premiere.

The long-in-development adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel was received rapturously at Cannes for its tale of an illicit love between two women amid conservative ’50s New York. Speaking to reporters May 17, Blanchett said Carol is more than a period piece.

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2 gay filmmakers only American representation at Cannes Film Festival

By : Jeremy Williams
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NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no selfies on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this year, but, rest assured, there will be every other type of image-making at the French Riviera extravaganza.

Photographers will form flashing gauntlets through which many of the top stars and filmmakers in movies will stream on their way to premiering hotly anticipated films on screens that are less theaters than movie cathedrals.

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