Marilyn Monroe is still an enigma to this day: Thus the reason for countless films and documentaries on her life. Each trying to peel the layer of her carefully crafted public image to understand the vulnerable young woman that was Marilyn. One of such documentaries is the latest, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe from Netflix. The docufilm follows the reinvestigation of Marilyn’s death in 1992. It uses several archival footage of the late star, and unheard tapes to shed some light on her mysterious death.
Here are some more unsolved cases and documentaries of problematic divas for you!
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson
Just as the diva’s death was stated as a suicide in The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe, Marsha P Johnson’s sudden death was also ruled out as a simple suicide case. The trans-activist was found dead in the Hudson River in 1992. David Finch directs The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Chris Smith’s directorial follows the disappearance of a 3-year- old Madeleine McCann. She went missing on a holiday with her parents in Portugal. The case received wide media coverage. Furthermore, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann also showcases how media can shape a story and sensationalize it.
Ryan White investigates the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969 Baltimore. A teacher in Catholic High School went missing, her body was found 3 months later, and yet the killer remains unnamed. The Keepers shockingly reveals the Catholic Church’s sexual violation of the students.
Dolly Parton: Here I Am
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe delves into the diva’s past. Much in the same way, this 2017 Dolly Parton documentary shows the humble beginnings of the sensation. Both the stars rose from nothing to become national treasures. So, Dolly Parton: Here I Am is worth a watch if you love the underdog story.
The Oscar-winning film on the musical sensation that was Amy Winehouse is available to stream on Netflix alongside The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe. The musical genius had a problem with addiction that affected her relationships and career. The star had a short life, she died in 2011. If you love the glamour and glitz of the Marlyn Monroe documentary, then Amy is a great pick.
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