The film adaptation of the graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color
has received an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Assocation of America for its explicit sex scenes. However, Sundance Selects/IFC Films will not cut the film to get a more favorable R rating.
Says IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring: "This is a landmark film featuring two of the best female performances we have ever seen on screen ... We refuse to compromise [director] Kechiche's vision by trimming the film for an R rating, and we have every confidence that Blue Is the Warmest Color
will play in theaters around the country regardless. An NC-17 rating no longer holds the stigma it once did, and we look forward to bringing this unforgettable film to audiences nationwide. We believe this film will leave a lasting imprint as the Last Tango in Paris
for a whole new generation."
For more info, see this article from The Hollywood Reporter here