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Ana de Armas addresses adults-only rating for Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde

Anish Vij

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Ana de Armas addresses adults-only rating for Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde

Ana de Armas has addressed the NC-17 rating attached to the upcoming Marlyn Monroe biopic Blonde. You can catch the trailer below:


The adults-only rating has perplexed the actor, who will play the Hollywood legend in the new film.

Set to stream on Netflix, Blonde has promised to 'boldly reimagine the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons'.

Despite there not being a specific reason as to why the adults-only rating was given, the actor has now had her say on the whole situation.

In an interview with L'Officiel, de Armas said: "I didn’t understand why that happened. I can tell you a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit with a lot more sexual content than Blonde.

"But to tell this story it is important to show all these moments in Marilyn’s life that made her end up the way that she did. It needed to be explained.

"Everyone [in the cast] knew we had to go to uncomfortable places. I wasn’t the only one."

Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo / Netflix
Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo / Netflix

Director Andrew Dominik also told Vulture: "I was surprised. Yeah. I thought we'd coloured inside the lines. But I think if you've got a bunch of men and women in a boardroom talking about sexual behaviour, maybe the men are going to be worried about what the women think.

"It's just a weird time. It's not like depictions of happy sexuality. It's depictions of situations that are ambiguous. And Americans are really strange when it comes to sexual behaviour, don't you think? I don't know why. They make more porn than anyone else in the world."

Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo / Netflix
Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo / Netflix

Dominik gave us an insight on what to expect from the film and insists 'there’s something in it to offend everyone'.

He said: "It’s an interesting time for Blonde to come out.

"If it had come out a few years ago, it would have come out right when Me Too hit and it would have been an expression of all that stuff.

"We’re in a time now, I think, where people are really uncertain about where any lines are.

"It’s a film that definitely has a morality about it.

"But it swims in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it will be as cut-and-dried as people want to see it.

"There’s something in it to offend everyone."

The initial Netflix release date is set for 8 September.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Anish Vij
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