Netflix’s new psychological drama, Blonde, starring Ana de Armas has grabbed global headlines recently for bringing the exquisite and immortal Marilyn Monroe on the screen in a largely imaginative movie adaptation. Netflix has launched the first trailer and although it holds back an enormous deal on giving away the plotline, it also delivers sufficient pizzazz to hook the audience into the drama of the tortured global sensation.
The film has a stellar cast starring Ana de Armas as the lead, accompanied by a supporting cast comprising Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Sara Paxton, and Julianne Nicholson among others.
Ana de Armas Is Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s Blonde
The Cuban-Spanish actress, currently 34 years old, has recently garnered much media attention due to her leading roles and breakthrough performances in dark dramas (Deep Water) and spy-action thrillers (No Time to Die). Her role in the ensemble movie Knives Out launched her onto the front lines of Hollywood stars and the recent Russo Brothers’ directed Netflix movie, The Gray Man established her as an A-tier actress.
However, the versatile Ana de Armas has now become the headliner in her career-defining role as the legendary Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe. The film has a subtle biopic-like essence and liberally uses the black-and-white trope and the candy-floss flashes of the 50s and 60s. Eerily resembling Monroe, Ana de Armas takes the spotlight as a tortured version of the “blonde bombshell” of Hollywood, deep diving into the sexually revolutionizing era of the American singer, actress, and model.
Blonde Receives a Critical NC-17 Rating By Netflix
Since Netflix dropped the trailer for Blonde, the movie has been receptive to critically divided public attention. The actress herself had made it known that the Andrew Dominik film was not a biopic but rather an “experience” making the audience “feel what it was like to be her”. As the trailer promises, the movie will be an explicit take on the troubled life, struggle in the public eye, and epic demise of Marilyn Monroe. But with the NC-17 rating in the US, the platform is making the fictionalized depiction of the film’s subject seem more realistic and exploitative and the fans aren’t happy.
BECAUSE THE COLOR PURPLE IS PG-13? ARE U DEAF? Blonde shocks people because it receives an NC-17 rating, meaning it is so dark an violent.
— Sixofcorps (@sixofcorps) July 30, 2022
blonde is heavily based on a FICTIONAL book about marilyn monroe that will go to feed the public more lies about her. this is NOT a biopic
also, the nc-17 rating is just bc that man wants to, not bc it’s needed. it’s a way to sexualize her even more. https://t.co/ox21S2ObuC
— ivy | virgo's groove (@M0ONYVES) July 28, 2022
Hollywood almost never casts Jews to play Jews and it’s infuriating.
— (((Barak))) (@lawnerdbarak) July 28, 2022
not a biopic. It's based on a novel.
— Brissaille (@Brissaille) July 28, 2022
Ana is of course a beautiful actress,but will she be able to accurately portray the character of Marilyn Monroe?I doubt it!Because if we look at Marilyn Monroe's interviews and movies,she is very gentle and romantic in them,or in other words,the way a real woman should be!😉
— Juris Sevcenko (@juris_Sevcenko) July 28, 2022
— Conor Sheridan 🇺🇦 (@conorfsheridan) July 28, 2022
The Ana de Armas movie, which has been adapted from a Joyce Carol Oates novel, has already received critical backlash with some saying it will not have a societal impact while others praising the casting choice. Director Andrew Dominik has stated, “if the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the f***ing audience’s problem” and made it clear that his movie is going to be rather demanding.
Blonde premieres on Netflix on September 23, 2022.
Source: LAD BIBLE