The film, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, will be shown at the Venice Film Festival and will arrive on Netflix on September 29.
Andrew Dominik already warned: “Blond will offend everyone”. The director goes behind the scenes of the film adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, a Pulitzer finalist, in which the author tells the fictionalized story of Marilyn Monroe. The film, not recommended for children under 17 years of age, will be seen at the venice festival and it’s coming to netflix September 28but before its premiere it is already raising blisters.
The streaming platform of the great jan has recently published the first trailer for Blond and the criticisms have not been slow to appear on social networks. Since those who complain about the accent of Ana de Armas, a Cuban actress who plays the Hollywood icon, as well as of those who put on the table that the story told in the film -and the book- is not really what happened with Marilyn Monroe, whose real name was norm john.
“I remind you that Blond is based on a fictional book about Marilyn Monroe that will feed the public with more lies about her. It’s not a ‘biopic’share on Twitter @mooonyves. “Blond is not recommended for children under 17 years of age and is a fictional story of Marilyn Monroe. It is basically, traumatic porn but literally on the porn part. So if women express their concerns, or critics refuse to criticize the film like Grace Randolph, know that it’s basically because the film is ‘fanfiction,’ adds four7878.
This last tweet refers to some of the moments in the book in which Norma Jean is raped and what Pedro Almodóvar spoke about a few months ago, who has already been able to see the film. “I have recorded a sequence (if it does not disappear from the final montage) of the harassment, something else, I would say, that he suffered from President JFK. The sequence is explicit enough to feel Marilyn’s own revulsion at such a moment.“said the director of parallel mothers in his column The newspaper.
“Jesus Christ, you will never understand. Marilyn Monroe was sexualized her entire life. And then some weird chick writes a book about her life and gets her raped. She is dead. She can’t say anything about all of this and that’s fucking weird,” saldlad311 tweeted.
“She looks amazing but unfortunately her accent gets in the way. I know you worked really hard but there’s still a lot left in there,” Jessica48833984 posts. “I know you worked really hard to dissolve her accent for the part but unfortunately it’s still there. And in the strangest way. I hope it doesn’t completely take me out of the movie. I’m excited to see her. It looks good,” she adds mindDIGITIZED.
Of course, de Armas is aware that the story will provoke controversy. As the actress has stated in rotten tomatoes:
I think this movie is going to surprise people, you know, in the way that it’s been told. It is not a traditional ‘biopic’. It is not verbatim. It is not conventional. It’s not even chronological. It’s more like an experience. And the public… let’s hope they feel what it was like to be her
In February, Dominik responded to the controversy that he knew would be created by stating that it was “the fucking audience problem” and promised that “what no one is going to complain about is Ana’s interpretation.”
Brad Pitt is a producer of Blondwhich completes its cast with Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson. Oates’s novel has previously been adapted as a miniseries for CBS with Poppy Montgomery in the role of Marilyn Monroe.
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