In the event you wanted a reminder that Marilyn Monroe wasn’t the ultra-confident intercourse image we’ve lengthy remembered her as, attempt watching the primary full-length trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie Blonde. “I’ve performed Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe,” Ana de Armas says in character because the icon born Norma Jeane Mortenson. “I can’t face doing one other scene with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn doesn’t exist. After I come out of the dressing room, I’m Norma Jeane. I’m nonetheless her when the digital camera is rolling.”
Just like the beforehand launched teaser, the two-minute eight-second clip options recreations of a few of Monroe’s most iconic and glamorous moments: the Seven 12 months Itch (1954) scene by which her costume billows above a subway grate and efficiency of “Diamonds Are a Woman’s Finest Good friend” within the 1953 movie Gents Favor Blondes. This time, although, they’re interspersed with scenes that may solely be described as darkish. Director Andrew Dominik’s purpose was to depict the lonely, tortured life that Monroe—who died at simply 36 in 1962—led behind the scenes, and he appears to have achieved that mainly by having de Armas scream out in agony. Between the scenes that includes her standing stationary in a room engulfed in flames, working away in a hospital robe, and driving a automobile straight in direction of a tree, his message is loud and clear.
There’s no express suggestion of why, in a primary for Netflix, the movie was rated NC-17. So, truthful warning: “Some sexual content material” refers to footage together with a rape scene that prompted the streaming service to, in line with the direct, “insist” on bringing on one other editor to “curb the excesses of the film.” And in each interview he’s given in regards to the movie, Dominik has pressured that he didn’t maintain again in engaging in his mission to depict the divide between Monroe’s private and non-private lives. In the event you’re questioning placing your self by way of watching how he did so (or sitting by way of the 166-minute run time), you have got time to resolve. The movie—which the few who’ve seen have given overwhelmingly positive critiques—premieres on September 28. Within the meantime, get a sneak peek by watching the somewhat innocent trailer beneath.