Andrew DominicBlondechampionship Ana de Armas Like Marilyn Monroe, I jumped higher NetflixThe movie chart after day one became available to stream, but the NC-17 drama left many subscribers angry. Perhaps the film was the talk of the Venice Film Festival at it 14 minutes with a standing ovationbut critics and viewers call it “sexist,” “cruel,” and “one of the most hated films ever.”
“Given all the indignities and atrocities that Marilyn Monroe has suffered during her 36 years of life, it is comforting that she did not have to suffer the obscenities of ‘blonde’, the death-buster’s latest entertainment to exploit,” the New York Times wrote. Film critic Manohla Dargis, who swipe the movie in its review.
Based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, “Blond” recreates the many tragedies and heartbreaks in Monroe’s life and career, from her abusive mother to various sexual assaults in Hollywood. While Ana de Armas’ performance has been universally acclaimed, the film itself has sparked outrage with its harassment and exploitation and the non-stop shocking of Monroe.
“I had the misfortune of watching Blonde on Netflix last night, and let me tell you the movie is anti-abortion, sexist, and very exploitative,” added Steve Herold, an abortion researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. . “Can’t recommend it less. do not watch. The abortion scenes in particular are horrific, but so is the entire movie.”
“It depicts Marilyn being forced into her first abortion, screaming at the table that she has changed her mind, and then hallucinating to find a crying baby in her childhood home, which is on fire,” Herold added.
Justin Chang, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, wrote in his article: “The movie isn’t really about Marilyn Monroe. It’s about making her suffer.”
“When a movie is truly heartbreaking or devastating, there’s a residual sense of gratitude for what I went through: the necessity of shaking,” noted Adam Neiman, essayist and film critic for The Ringer. “Blonde” is the kind of movie that brutalizes you for three hours, pretends to sigh, and says, “You’re welcome.” Well, thanks for nothing.”
single viewer Claimed on Twitter That the film is there to “put Norma/Marilyn in a box that only allows her to be abused, sexually harassed, or contact people’s dad,” adding, “Maybe we stop letting misogynistic men try to make groundbreaking films about women they know nothing about.”
“Blonde” is now streaming on Netflix.