One movie that we’re definitely looking forward to is Blonde. We love Marilyn Monroe and we can’t wait to watch Anna de Armas as the iconic blonde bombshell.
The upcoming movie, Blonde, examines the life on Marilyn Monroe and the life of Norma Jean. Ana de Armas portrays Marilyn in the movie, which is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, and is a fictionalized chronicle of the life of Marilyn Monroe.
The movie was officially been rated NC-17 for “some sexual content.” This is Netflix’s first original movie (not one that they’ve hosted) to receive this rating and we respect it.
A source familiar with the movie said that the movie, “has some adult, mature content and that the film’s writer and director Andrew Dominik did not want to compromise some of the more intense elements of the iconic actress’ life.”
Ana de Armas has been doing some press and was asked about the rating. She spoke with L’Officiel and what she responded was interesting.
“I didn’t understand why that happened. I can tell you a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit with a lot more sexual content than Blonde.” she said.
She continued, “But to tell this story it is important to show all these moments in Marilyn’s life that made her end up the way that she did. It needed to be explained. Everyone [in the cast] knew we had to go to uncomfortable places. I wasn’t the only one.”
We’re definitely intrigued to see the movie which is, “Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jean, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.”
Blonde stars Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Caspar Phillipson, Evan Williams, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Sara Paxton, David Warshofsky, Xavier Samuel, Michael Masini, Spencer Garrett, Chris Lemmon, Rebecca Wisocky, Scoot McNairy, Dan Butler, Garret Dillahunt, Lucy Devito, and Ned Bellamy.
Blonde hits Netflix on September 23rd. Will you be watching?