One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2022 is Blonde, which stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. The biopic is a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe's life and is the first 18+-rated production on Netflix.
While Ana de Armas, who portrays the Hollywood legend, has called the movie "a brave, unapologetic and feminist perspective on [Marilyn's] tale," it has also drawn criticism for its sensationalist treatment of the late star's life.
Many claim that the fact that Blonde is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' fictional book produces an odd misunderstanding of what Monroe's life was actually like.
"Blonde is heavily based on a FICTIONAL book on Marilyn Monroe that will go to feed the public more lies about her," one fan tweeted in reference to the film. NOT a biopic.
According to critics, this might "turn off audiences," but it also might resurrect anti-abortion debates and unduly arouse those who may have experienced miscarriages.
There are terrifying images where a foetus talks to Marilyn from her uterus before she miscarries, according to reviews from the Venice Film Festival, where Blonde had its world premiere.
Blonde director Andrew Dominik has stated that he doesn't care whether viewers are offended by the film, which might be igniting the fire even more as people try to figure out how to interpret the debate.
Blonde's frightening scenes in which a pregnancy speaks to Marilyn from her uterus before she miscarries have been mentioned in reviews from the Venice Film Festival, where the movie first screened.
In an interview with Screen Daily, he said: “It’s a demanding movie. If the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the f**king audience’s problem. It’s not running for public office."
Marilyn Monroe continues to be the subject of widespread curiosity six decades after her passing.