The biopic “Blonde” about the life of legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe has officially aired on the Netflix streaming platform. “Blonde” stars Ana de Armas who plays the role of Marilyn Monroe.
Adapted from Joyce Carol’s best-selling novel of the same name in 2000, the film was also directed by Andrew Dominik.In the film Ana acted out original scenes from popular Monroe films, such as “The Seven-Year Itch” in 1955 and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953.
“Blonde” tells the story of the life of Norma Jeane, also known as Marilyn Monroe. She was an ordinary girl who went into showbiz and managed to become one of the pop culture icons in Hollywood.
Monroe’s life journey is seen here since childhood. Monroe’s glittering life on screen wasn’t always as idyllic as people thought.
According to Town and Country, Andrew Dominik calls “Blonde” a story of “how childhood trauma shapes an adult divided between public and private selves”.
Between her public and private life seen in this movie to the question of what led the beautiful woman to die by suicide.
In addition to Ana de Armas, there are a series of actors and actresses who play a role in the movie “Blonde”, such as Adrien Body, Sara Paxton, Bobby Cannavale, and many more.It should be noted, the Motion Picture Association (MPAA), gave an NC-17 rating to the movie “Blonde”.
This means that the movie is intended for audiences aged 17 and above.
What is Marilyn Monroe’s True Life Story?
Artist Marilyn Monroe was famous in her day for her signature blonde hair which seemed to be a trend in itself.
Her illustrious career unfortunately did not necessarily make her life smooth without any problems.
Even before her life as an actress, her childhood was far from happy.
Monroe had a tough childhood growing up in an orphanage because her mother, Gladys, had a mental breakdown and had to be admitted to a mental institution.
Not only that, Monroe was also a victim of sexual abuse when she was 11 years old, and at the age of 16 Monroe was also married to her lover, Jimmy Doughtery, having dropped out of school.
Born on June 1, 1936 in Los Angeles, United States, her original name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, which after baptism became Norma Jeane Baker.
At the beginning of her acting career, Marilyn Monroe dyed her brown hair blonde and began to spread her stage name, Marilyn Monroe. At the beginning of her career, she did not immediately become an A-class actress in Hollywood. Marilyn is known for her roles in several movies.
In 1950 Monroe played a small, unmentioned role in The Asphalt Jungle for which she became known.
A performance in All About Eve (1950) won another contract from Fox. In a series of movies, including Let’s Make It Legal (1951), Love Nest (1951), Clash by Night (1952), and Niagara (1953).
With performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), her fame grew steadily and spread around the world, and she became adored.
More than that, Marilyn Monroe is a legend who comes through in her iconic looks.
Marilyn Monroe Controversy
After several failed marriages, Marilyn Monroe’s personal life ran aground, one of the most tumultuous relationships was with President John F. Kennedy.
Even according to rumors, Monroe also had a relationship with the two Kennedy brothers, Bobby and Jack Kennedy.
Marilyn Monroe’s Tragic Death
In the early hours of August 5, 1962, Marilyn was found dead of a sleeping pill overdose at her home in Los Angeles.
Her death was ruled as a possible suicide, and this finding was supported by the actress’ history of drug use and previous suicide attempts.
However, some people believed that she had been murdered after threatening to reveal her relationship with the Kennedy brothers.