Netflix Drops First Look At New Drama About Marilyn Monroe
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Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas, Blonde. Watch below.
The film has already stirred controversy earlier this year after it was revealed to be Netflix's first original film with a NC-17 rating, suggesting it has extremely explicit content and is not suitable for viewers under 17 years of age.
Based on Joyce Carol Oates' bestselling novel of the same name, the film chronicles the inner life of Hollywood's most legendary star, although the author insists that the book is a work of fiction and should not be regarded as a biography.
However she has given the upcoming film her seal of approval after watching a rough cut in 2020.
She shared on Twitter: "I have seen the rough cut of Andrew Dominick's adaptation & it is startling, brilliant, very disturbing & [perhaps most surprisingly] an utterly 'feminist' interpretation... not sure that any male director has ever achieved anything this."
(just a parenthetical aside--I have seen the rough cut of Andrew Dominick's adaptation & it is startling, brilliant, very disturbing & [perhaps most surprisingly] an utterly "feminist" interpretation... not sure that any male director has ever achieved anything this.) https://t.co/zUubjH5yqV— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) August 10, 2020
The official Netflix description reads: "Blonde boldly reimagines the complicated life of icon Marilyn Monroe. Blurring the lines of fact and fiction, the film artfully explores the tension between her public and private life."
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Director Andrew Dominik previously teased that the film about the Hollywood icon will 'offend everyone'.
In an interview with Vulture, he said: "It’s an interesting time for Blonde to come out.
"If it had come out a few years ago, it would have come out right when Me Too hit and it would have been an expression of all that stuff.
"We’re in a time now, I think, where people are really uncertain about where any lines are.
"It’s a film that definitely has a morality about it.
"But it swims in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it will be as cut-and-dried as people want to see it.
"There’s something in it to offend everyone."
Blonde will stream on Netflix from 23 September.
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