In this Episode of Over the Teacup Sunday, where we'll be taking a closer look at the remarkable life and untimely death story of Marilyn Monroe, an icon in the Hollywood industry, and her relationships with Joe DiMaggio, Author Miller, and JFK. Join us on our 5-week journey as we discuss all things pop culture; from the 2023 Oscar nominated films, cast, direction and cinematography. We start with Blonde, starring Ana de Armas who is nominated for Best Actress in a Lead. Screenplay and Directed by Andrew Dominik, based on Blonde: A Novel, written by Author Joyce Carol Oates who published back in 2000. Oates makes it very clear that while the subject was real, her book is a work of fiction. The film was released September 16, 2022, and is generating a lot of controversy as it is a somewhat biographical-fictionalized but really close to home film on the life of Marilyn Monroe through the eyes of Marilyn. Join the Conversation as we explore this captivating glimpse into the life of Marilyn Monroe through the eyes of one of the most iconic figures in Hollywood.
Blonde premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 8, 2022 and began a limited theatrical release in the United States on September 16, 2022, before its streaming release on September 28 by Netflix.
Although numerous movies, series and books have focused on Monroe's life story, this film is “Blonde” so controversial because it depicts Monroe's life through a narrow, misogynistic lens, primarily focusing on the trauma that Monroe endured throughout her life.
DISCLAIMER: Blonde is rated NC-17: Netflix rated Blonde NC-17 as the movie contains bits of sexual content. The BFFC gave Blonde an 18 rating in the UK for sexual violence and domestic abuse.
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