Blonde is Netflix’s first-ever NC-17 movie, which is a designation set by the Motion Picture Association that prohibits those under the age of 17 from viewing the film in a theater.
Monroe’s life is reimagined in “Blonde,” starting with her turbulent beginnings as Norma Jeane and ending with her ascent to prominence. Evan Williams, Xavier Samuel, Bobby Cannavale, Brody, and Nicholson make up the supporting cast. The movie Blonde had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Blonde actress Ana De Armas claimed that she chose the role of Marilyn Monroe in order to push herself and alter people’s perceptions of her. Regarding de Armas’ performance, there is considerable interest. The actor, who is of Cuban descent, spent a year training with a dialect coach.
Due to de Armas’ character and casting as the Hollywood star, the biographical drama, which is based on the same-titled novel by Joyce Carol Oates, is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the festival.
When “Blonde” receives a 14-minute standing ovation in Venice, Ana de Armas sobs inconsolably. Co-star Brody also cried a little bit. Pitt appeared to be happy.
For more than a decade, Andrew Dominik tried to make a film about Marilyn Monroe. A psychological exploration of Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jeane would be the focus of the movie rather than a biopic. The native of New Zealand continued letting everything break apart, but she wouldn’t let go. Following his discovery of Ana de Armas, Blonde allegedly came to life.
The nearly three-hour-long epic, which is based on a Joyce Carol Oates work of biographical fiction, explores the public and private lives of the Hollywood icon. From her troubled early years as Norma Jeane to her international stardom as Marilyn Monroe, as well as the relationships she had along the way, including her mother and her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
The day Marilyn Monroe passed away at age 36 in 1962 at her Los Angeles home, August 4, marked the start of filming. Just a few delays led to the accident, which was just that. However, it was also one of many instances where the director and his cast experienced an almost supernatural bond with the story they were telling.
The film uses real places, such as the apartment she and her mother shared as children and the house she passed away in, even if the movie takes numerous liberties with the facts of her life to reveal the truth about her life.
Prior to its September 23 Netflix release, Blonde will premiere in a few cinemas starting September 16. It is one of many Oscar contenders making their Venice debut and competing for one of the festival’s honors on Saturday.