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Netflix's Blonde faces backlash over graphic sex scenes and talking aborted foetus
Elvis, Elton John and Freddie Mercury, unsuspecting viewers might think Blonde’s exploration of Marilyn Monroe’s life was a similar affair.Brace for impact, because this is a very different movie from a filmmaker who is known for not pulling his punches.Directed by Andrew Dominik, the filmmaker behind The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly, his new film has been met with immediate backlash.Coming from critics and viewers alike, to call the Netflix film divisive would be an understatement,Ana de Armas takes on the larger-than-life role, with the project marketed as a fictionalised chronicle of Marilyn’s inner life.Since debuting at film festivals earlier this year, the hitback has been intense – here’s why.To set the record straight, this isn’t a biopic in the traditional sense, as it is actually based on a book that told a fictionalised take on Marilyn Monroe’s life - the 1999 novel Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates.Some have argued adapting this to the big screen will create a misconception about the star’s life.On Twitter, one viewer made sure to make this clear to other fans, writing: “Blonde is heavily based on a FICTIONAL book about Marilyn Monroe that will go to feed the public more lies about her.
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