Review: Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde’ is hugely exploitative


Tue, 2022-09-13 10:06

VENICE: It is not easy to pull off a biopic on someone as iconic as Marilyn Monroe and writer-director Andrew Dominik’s attempt “Blonde,” which was unveiled at the recent Venice Film Festival, was moving in parts, but ultimately extremely lopsided. The director used James Carol Oates’ bulky 738-page book of the same name as source material, while Cuban Spanish actress Ana de Armas does a stellar job at portraying Monroe. 

The men in her life, including President John F. Kennedy, are painted as monstrous, while she is depicted as a poor lost soul throughout.

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