One of the unusual side effects of the global pandemic is that because many movies have seen their release delayed, moviegoers have been left wondering much more, in many cases creating even more. One of the most talked about movies in the last two years is that of Andrew Dominik Blondewhich has been in development since 2012and starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. Blondepromises to be a controversial filmthough only for the NC-17 rating, but the director expects the film to “offend everyone.”
Blonde will be the first Netflix project to appear on the NC-17 rated streaming service, which in itself means that viewers will have to expect something beyond what most movies, especially Netflix movies, do. What this means specifically, we do not yet know. The The MPAA’s explanation for Blonde assessment it is simply that it contains “some sexual content”. Talking to me Vulture, director Dominik says that while the film will have an “ethic”, it may not be the kind that the audience expects or it may not embrace it comfortably. The director explains…
On the one hand, Andrew Dominik says that Blonde would be an “expression” of the Me Too movement if it had come out in 2020 when this movement was at its peak in the public consciousness after its launch in 2018. At the same time, this obviously does not mean that the film will embrace these ideas, as the director also calls the film ambiguous.
The life of Marilyn Monroe is complex, as there is much we know about it, and just as much that is still shrouded in rumor and mystery. She is a woman that many people have started to adore all these years, and considering that Andrew Dominik says that this will tell Monroe’s life story “warts and everything”, we can certainly guess that those who appreciate her can they see things that better not. At the same time, the film is based on the book of the same name, which is a fantastic version of Monroe’s life. Thus, what we see may not necessarily be absolutely true in life.
Blonde is expected to be released later in the year, although no exact release date has been announced. It definitely feels like Blonde is expected to be a big event film, Ana de Armas’ interpretation as Marilyn is something many people expect to see, so to see the film in theaters near the end of the year, like other nominees for awards, would not be a surprise.
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