Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a witty social satire on gender and class that also serves as a celebration of female ingenuity and solidarity, decked out in beautiful brightly coloured ball gowns and diamonds. It’s a love story, but not in the traditional sense; it puts female friendship front and centre, and remains one of the best buddy comedies.
Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe are electric together, their friendship is obvious, they’re flawless, with pitch perfect comedic timing.
It remains a Golden Age Hollywood movie well ahead of its time in relation to sexuality, representation of intelligence, feminism and a celebration of pop culture. It turns 70 years old this year, can you believe?!
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental...
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