In Blonde, Andrew Dominik writes and directs a biographical drama film about a young woman’s life in New York City. The film is an adaptation of the novel Blonde (2000) by Joyce Carol Oates, and it is based on the life of actress Marilyn Monroe, who is played by Ana de Armas. Assisting actors Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, and Julianne Nicholson make cameo appearances. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Brad Pitt, and Scott Robertson serve as producers on the film, which began production in Los Angeles in August 2019 after a lengthy period of development that began in 2010. The film has been in development since 2010.
Netflix plans to release Blonde in 2022, according to their website. We can find out everything about Marilyn Monroe, including her NC-17 rating and the movie’s release date.
Blonde Marilyn Monroe Netflix Release Date
Even after more than four decades have passed since Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962, there are still many unanswered questions about the legendary actress. Some of those lingering questions will hopefully be answered now that previously unreleased recordings have been made available.
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes, which will premiere on Netflix next month, aims to shed new light on some of the darkest realities surrounding Monroe’s death by utilizing the words of members of her inner circle who were present at the time of her death. As the official synopsis describes it, “Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death resulted in decades of conspiracy theories and rumors, which frequently overshadowed her talent and shrewdness.” Using previously unseen recordings of those who knew her best to piece together her final weeks, days, and hours, this documentary illuminates more of her glamorous, complicated life and provides a fresh perspective on that fateful night.”
The teaser begins with a close-up of Monroe’s face, followed by a voice-over that reminds us that “the true things are rarely in circulation — it’s usually the false things that get into circulation.” If one does not begin with the truth, it is extremely difficult to know where to begin.”
The film The Unheard Tapes: The Case of Marilyn Monroe is directed by Emma Cooper, who also serves as executive producer alongside Chris Smith. It will be available on Netflix on April 27th.
Marilyn Monroe Receives Rated Nc-17
The new Netflix film about the life of Marilyn Monroe has just become the first Netflix film to be given an NC-17 rating, according to the studio.
Rumors swirled that the upcoming Netflix film about the life of Marilyn Monroe would be a first in the streaming service’s history, and it appears to be true. And now the MPAA has confirmed that Blonde, a Netflix original film starring Ana de Armas in the lead role, will in fact be the first NC-17-rated Netflix production in history. While the rating itself is not particularly noteworthy, the only reason given for the rating is that it contains “some explicit sexual content.”
It is not surprising that Blonde has received an NC-17 rating; the film’s director, Andrew Dominik, had previously stated that he expected the film to receive this rating. However, given how specific the MPAA can be with some film descriptions, we might have expected a little more detail around the rating than simply “sexual situations” in the description. Considering that the same description is frequently used to describe R-rated films, this description doesn’t really explain why Blonde is deserving of the NC-17 rating.
The sexual situations that we will witness in Blonde will almost certainly be more intense than the description may lead one to believe. Of course, we have no idea what this means in practical terms. A description such as nudity might have been expected, but there is none. This suggests that we may be getting a film that contains some powerful and suggestive sexual moments without actually including any nudity… Although one might expect Ana de Armas to have a difficult time directing such a film, the actress has stated that the most difficult aspect of playing Marilyn Monroe was learning her voice.
Historically, the NC-17 rating has been a relatively uncommon outcome at the MPAA. Consequently, in cases where a rating is assigned, cuts are almost always made in order to reduce the rating to R, which is more acceptable in most theatres today. As a result, horror film Midsommer, as well as the animated film Sausage Party, were forced to make cuts in order to avoid being rated R. This is, of course, less of an issue for Netflix, as the streaming service can create whatever movies it wants with any rating it wants to put on its own streaming service without having to worry about other people watching them.
Having said that, this will be the first Netflix original film to be given an NC-17 rating. Although Netflix could produce a significant number of more films with that rating, it has chosen not to do so— although one can occasionally find films with that rating on the streaming service.
What makes the situation a little unique for Netflix is that, when an NC-17 film is released in theatres, anyone under the age of 17 is not permitted to purchase a ticket under any circumstances. According to Netflix, anyone who has access to an account that has not been properly managed with parental controls will be able to view the movie.
Blonde may have a lot going on to warrant an NC-17 rating, but Ana de Armas clearly believes the film is special, and the fact that Netflix went to the trouble of having the film rated by the MPAA rather than using TV ratings, as many of its original movies do, indicates that Netflix believes this is a major film, even if it is not being shown in most theatres at the time of publication.