“If the Academy gave an Oscar for faking org*sms”: Marilyn Monroe Savagely Dissed Hollywood For Turning Her Into a S-x Symbol in the 1950s

“If the Academy gave an Oscar for faking org–ms”: Marilyn Monroe Savagely Dissed Hollywood For Turning Her Into a S-x Symbol in the 1950s
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Marilyn Monroe – the name conjures up the famous subway grate scene with her skirt flying up. Glamour, rosy red lips, and a seductive slant of her eyes that beckons one to join her in bed. That’s the iconic Monroe image. Plenty of films and shows have focused only on the s*x-bomb image of her, as well as her affairs with several men.

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Even the Ana de Armas Blonde film came under severe criticism for dehumanizing her and continuing to exploit her image, even after her death. However, anecdotally, the real Marilyn Monroe, or Norma Jean Baker, was a witty and complex person. She was well aware of her siren image and how to use it. But she was also critical of the industry that tried to keep her trapped in it.

Marilyn Monroe’s Sharp And Cheeky Remarks On The Oscars And Acting In Bed

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe allegedly recorded secret tapes for her psychiatrist where she talked about everything from org*sms to the Oscars and more. In one such instance, she said:

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“Speaking of Oscars, I would win overwhelmingly if the Academy gave an Oscar for faking org*sms. I have done some of my best acting, convincing my partners I was in the throes of ecstasy.”

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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

The eyebrow-raising line will make anyone gasp. But it just proves cheekily what a good actor Monroe was and also how she was endlessly witty. It’s just that this facet of the charming actress who starred in classic films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Misfits, All About Eve, Monkey Business, and more, has been erased from her biopics. Any fan of the late actress will know that she wanted the exact opposite of this.

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Marilyn Monroe Didn’t Want To Be Turned Into A Hollywood Joke

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe

There’s a very famous quote attributed to Marilyn Monroe that she allegedly told an interviewer at the end of her life. She said, “Please don’t make me into a joke.” Yet, in many ways, she has been turned into just that. Hollywood, especially Blonde, has largely portrayed her as a trainwreck. All that’s left of her legacy is a series of love affairs, addiction, tussle with fame, and nothing more when she was much bigger than this.

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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

She hated being typecast as the dumb blonde or the s*x siren. Monroe desperately wanted to prove that she had more to offer to the industry than just her s*x appeal. The Niagara actress even protested when Fox sent her demeaning roles and refused to increase her salary. They did this even though she was the biggest star of the studio.

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So she refused to stick to her contract and founded a production studio, becoming the second woman ever to do that. This rattled Fox’s bones, and they gave her the creative control and higher salary she wanted. But not many of her biopics are interested in showing this side of her. Will this change in the future? Maybe. But not many are holding their breath.

Source: Independent 

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Written by Ishita Chatterjee

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