According to writer/director Andrew Dominik, Ana de Armas’ NC-17 rated Marilyn Monroe film Blonde has “something in it to offend everyone.”
According to director Andrew Dominik, the new Marilyn Monroe film Blonde contains something that will upset everyone. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly, both starring Brad Pitt, are among the famed filmmaker’s works. Dominik is now working on a fictionalised biopic of Marilyn Monroe, the renowned actress and sex symbol best known for playing humorous “blonde bombshell” roles during the 1950s before her sad death in 1962.
Ana de Armas, who starred in No Time to Die, plays Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Monroe’s second spouse, famed New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio, is played by Bobby Cannavale; her third husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Arthur Miller, is played by Adrien Brody; and her fourth husband, President John F. Kennedy, is played by Caspar Phillipson. Blonde made history when it became the first Netflix original film to obtain an NC-17 rating, and now the film’s writer and director are spilling the beans on what to anticipate from the racy biography.
Dominik responded to Blonde’s NC-17 rating in an interview with Vulture, claiming he was startled. The filmmaker, on the other hand, believes the grade is appropriate because the biography is an unflinching depiction of Monroe’s life and tribulations rather than a watered-down version. Blonde also “swims in very uncertain waters,” according to Dominik, and has “something in it to upset everyone.” Read the whole of his reply below:
Blonde was adapted by Dominik from Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, which presents a fictionalised portrayal of Monroe’s private life that the author acknowledges should not be considered a true biography. As a result, the Blonde filmmaker had a lot of creative freedom when making the dramatised biopic. Dominik chose to focus on Monroe’s childhood as an orphan and how her experiences as an unloved kid affected her later years as a superstar, which she eventually struggled to cope.
Blonde’s most objectionable components, based on Dominik’s comment, appear to be its depiction of sexual activity in Hollywood during the 1950s. When viewed through the prism of the #MeToo era, these sequences may be assessed harsher or perceived differently by modern audiences. Regardless, it will be fascinating to see what “inflammatory scenes” Blonde contains, as well as how fans react to de Armas’ portrayal of the revered icon.