Fiction or Biopic? What Is the NC-17 Rated Marilyn Monroe Netflix Movie?

Fiction or Biopic? What Is the NC-17 Rated Marilyn Monroe Netflix Movie?

Netflix has again stirred up controversy with its next big release Blonde. The movie is based on the life of the yesteryear Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. It traces the life of the tragic star as she becomes Hollywood’s biggest sex symbol and her many linkups with famous men.

Monroe died under mysterious circumstances in 1962 and it still remains a hot topic of discussion to this day. The Andrew Dominik movie isn’t the first attempt to get a closer look at the diva, but it certainly is the first to be mired in so many controversies before its release. 

Isn’t Blonde on Netflix a biopic of Marilyn Monroe? 

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name. It is a fictional biography of the celebrity and is in no way an accurate account of the star’s life. The Pulitzer-winning book is actually a reimagination of Monroe’s life. Fans of the star are raising their concern about Blonde on Netflix arguing the point that it’s fan fiction. Some are even refusing to watch it calling it trauma p*rn. They insist that sexualizing Monroe after all these years is still an issue. 

Previously, director Andrew Dominik had found himself in hot waters when he refused to compromise on the film’s graphic content. Concerns were raised against a particular sexual assault in the scene. Eventually, the film earned an NC-17 rating, making it the first such rated film heading straight to a streaming platform. 

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Netflix released a full-length trailer ahead of the film’s release

The streamer has finally released the final trailer of Ana de Armas’ film. Vanity Fair also offered a sneak peek. The movie is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival before releasing on the streamer on September 23. The movie has an impressive cast list. Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, and Evan Williams will also appear alongside Ana to depict the different stages in Monroe’s life.

Are you excited for this biopic? Comment down below.

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