Marilyn Monroe is a Hollywood star best known for her work on the screen as she became a fashion symbol and went viral in celebrity gossip. In the 2022 film Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as Monroe, Marilyn returns to the big screen (or at least online).
This isn’t the first time Monroe has been the subject of a movie. There have been several documentaries about the actress, including The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes to be released on Netflix in 2022. There were also two fictional films about Monroe, Marilyn and Me. Susan Griffins once played the lead role as Monroe. My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams, earned her an Oscar nomination.
When will blondes be released?
On September 23rd, Netflix will release the movie Blonde.
Blonde’s release date starts with “Only on Netflix” as seen in the teaser video below, suggesting that it won’t be shown in theaters. On the other hand, blonde films need some kind of theatrical release to be considered for an Oscar, as the Academy Awards revived the rule that a movie that wants to win an award must have a theatrical release. new tab) will be updated between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. So don’t be surprised if Blonde is showing on Netflix for at least a week before it releases on Netflix.
Marilyn Monroe as Ana de Armas
Filling the legend’s seat is no easy feat, but Ana de Armas gets the job done in Blonde, where she plays Marilyn Monroe.
Ana de Armas quickly rose through the Hollywood elite. Her first major Hollywood roles were in her 2016 films Hands of Stone and War Dogs, followed by Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out, which helped establish her as a household celebrity. She most recently appeared in Daniel Craig’s last James Bond film, No Time to Die, and in Ben Affleck’s Deep Water in early 2022.
De Armas has a busy 2022 ahead. She is also appearing on Netflix’s Gray Man opposite Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans with Deep Water and Blonde in the fall.
What is the story behind the blonde?
Blonde is a fictional version of the life of Marilyn Monroe based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates (Opens in a new tab). The film focuses on the vulnerable woman behind Hollywood myth Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean, and chronicles her difficult upbringing and “the conflict that arises between the extremely public and private personas of adulthood.”
Ratings for blondes were one of the most talked about topics up until launch. As revealed in the teaser trailer, the blonde is officially rated NC-17 in the US (so far no UK rating).
This is one of the reasons Blonde’s theatrical release is still questionable, as many cinemas refuse to show NC-17 movies. Reports say the rating was given for “shocking and explicit scenes.”
Director Andrew Dominik, on the other hand, told Vulture (opens in new tab) that he was surprised that the blonde got an NC-17 rating, but he thinks it’s a more convincing story.
“If I had to choose, I would go see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.” We know how her life ended, depending on how she ended up. Would you like to see the original version or the edited version?
Who is Director Andrew Dominic?
The Blonde was written and directed by Andrew Dominic. His feature film debut, Chopper, was released in 2000, but his most famous film was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, released in 2007. After that, he supervised Pete. In dark satire that gently kills them.
Since 2012, Dominik has directed the documentaries One More Time With Feeling and This Much I Know to Be True, as well as two Netflix Mindhunter episodes. After The Killing Them Softly, Blonde is his first narrative film.