November 19th, 2013
Episode 348 of 447 episodes
The French film "Blue is the Warmest Color" has been the subject of a lot of critical discussion, partly for its explicit depictions of lesbian sex. Here, Sasha Weiss talks with Richard Brody and Emily Nussbaum about their reactions to the film and what makes for good and bad sex in television and film. Brody, who has blogged about "Blue is the Warmest Color," thought the use of sex in the film was masterful. Nussbaum had a more mixed reaction and pointed to scenes from HBO's "Girls" and "The Big Chill" as examples of sex scenes she found more affecting. Also on the podcast, Ethan Kuperberg does stand-up therapy.