GEHITU, the Basque Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transexuals has decided to grant the Sebastiane award to The New Girlfriend.
François Ozon proposes a game apparently frivolous, but that calls into
question the labels and roles of masculinity and femininity. The jury
appreciates the contribution of this film to move towards a personal
liberation, that could reaffirm the identity of every person. Ozon claims with this film that all children are entitled to
have their families recognized on the basis of the same respect,
regardless of who are their families made up of.
The jury is not insensitive to the situation of LGBT families in
France, who, as in many other countries, are still subject to
discrimination and social controversy.