Malena Hidalgo takes Blue is the Warmest Color (2010), a graphic novel written by French writer Julie Maroh, as a start for this work.
This novel was brought to the cinema screens, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, named La Vie d’Adèle (2013).
When we read and watch both of this pieces we can see clearly that, even if we could find similarities on the plot itself, La Vie d’Adèle is a emptied and completely changed product, just to keep the poorly pornographic narrative of a story that goes further that just physical and sexual relationships between women.
With this in mind, Malena uses both visual resources to overlay them, through video editing, to sift the problematic that happens when the two pieces are consumed and make it clearly visible.
This project is a fusion between these two pieces, helping to highlight the problems that happen when lesbian narratives are created by subjects who do not correspond to those experiences.