Blue is the Warmest Color is a tragic love story, familiar to all audiences, except this one is about a lesbian couple.
This full-color graphic novel paints a picture for readers about what it’s like to fight against your desires, to rebel against what other people think is right or wrong, and to finally come to terms with who you really are and who you really love.
Clementine leads a normal life until she sees Emma, an openly gay girl with captivating blue hair. With Emma’s help, Clementine discovers that “We do not choose who we fall in love with, and our perception of happiness is our own and is determined by what we experience.”
True love may not be between a man and a woman, as it “should be,” but that doesn’t make it any less powerful or any less true.
I can appreciate that Clementine has an internal struggle with who she is. She feels disgusted with herself for having lesbian thoughts, because that’s not “normal.” I imagine that someone discovering this about themselves would have the same sort of battle with themselves; questioning their identity, morals, and desires.