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Blonde viewers hit out at ‘f**cking distasteful’ death scene where Marilyn Monroe actually died

Emma Guinness

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Blonde viewers hit out at ‘f**cking distasteful’ death scene where Marilyn Monroe actually died

Blonde has been causing controversy since the fictionalised biopic about Marilyn Monroe's life dropped on Netflix last week.

And now, viewers have slammed the film once again after they found out the tragic death scene was filmed in the same location where the real Marilyn Monroe died.

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Monroe passed away at the age of just 36 from a barbiturates overdose at her home in Los Angeles in 1962.

The coroner at the time said it 'was not a natural death', as reported by the New York Times, and her death was eventually ruled a probable suicide.

As reported by Indy100, the new film was actually made in the building where Monroe lived and eventually died, 12305 Fifth Helena Drive.

Director Andrew Dominik addressed the realism of the location and described making the film as a 'seance' to Reuters, saying the cast and crew could feel the presence of the late actress on set, having filmed the death scene of Blonde in the very room where Monroe's untimely death took place.

Blonde follows Monroe's rise to fame and untimely death. Credit: Netflix / Blonde
Blonde follows Monroe's rise to fame and untimely death. Credit: Netflix / Blonde

However, this revelation did not go down well with fans of the Some Like it Hot actor.

One shocked fan wrote: "Blonde RECREATED marilyn's death at the EXACT SPOT she died??????????? how was this even allowed?????? [sic]"

A second was so shocked by the revelation that they questioned if it was even real, asking: "Did they actually film the death scene in Blonde in the same spot Marilyn died?"

"HOW HOW HOW did Andrew Dominik get to make Blonde [sic]," questioned another. "He hates Marilyn Monroe. He recreated her death in the exact spot she died. Everyone complicit in this awful movie should be getting torn apart."

However, while the death scene has shocked many when they discovered where it was filmed, Dominik said this is what he wanted to do with the film.

"I'm not concerned with being tasteful. Blonde is supposed to leave you shaking," he told Sight and Sound.

"It's a howl of pain or rage. Of all the films I've made, it's the one that strikes me the most differently each time I watch it."

Other people involved in the film, meanwhile, including actress Ana de Armas, who played Monroe, said that they sought her 'permission' before making Blonde.

"We got this big card and everyone in the crew wrote a message to her. Then we went to the cemetery and put it on her grave. We were asking for permission in a way," she told AnOther.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film

Emma Guinness
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