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.
Blonde is NC-17 and a FICTIONAL tale of Marilyn Monroe. It’s basically trauma porn but literal on the porn part. So if you see women voicing concerns, or critics refusing to review the film like @GraceRandolph , just know it’s because the film is basically a fan fiction pic.twitter.com/hkgOqhCPdX
— Isaac Stazz (@Four7878) July 28, 2022
I’m sure everybody’s going to be completely normal about the NC-17 Marilyn Monroe film starring Ana De Armas based on a historical fiction novel written by Joyce Carol Oates. I’m certain this isn’t a perfect storm of insufferable discourse
— Keifer (@DannyVegito) July 28, 2022
But also i just think it’s really fucking weird to make a movie that’s based on a FICTIONAL imagination of marilyn monroe’s life. Like we’ve ascended past the biopic and i guess are now just straight up lying about famous dead people???
— mina le (@gremlita) July 28, 2022
How much longer does Marilyn Monroe have to be dehumanized for people to finally leave her alone? pic.twitter.com/bmemiT1rIp
— colette (@themarilyngirl) July 27, 2022
blonde is heavily based on a FICTIONAL book about marilyn monroe that will go to feed the public more lies about her. this is NOT a biopic
also, the nc-17 rating is just bc that man wants to, not bc it’s needed. it’s a way to sexualize her even more. https://t.co/ox21S2ObuC
— ivy (@M0ONYVES) July 28, 2022
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.
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.
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