Joyce Carol Oates turned her fictitious account of Marilyn Monroe’s life, Blonde, into a movie. The book goes into detail on everything that surrounded the icon and her private life, including her marriages, affairs, and the idea of her possible murder. We may anticipate the same from Netflix’s adaptation because Oates’ book is a reinterpretation rather than an exact recounting of her experiences, adding added inventiveness and fantasy.
The film, which Andrew Dominik wrote and directed, was co-produced by Netflix, Brad Pitt, the creators of 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, as well as Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Because it is a fictionalized biography, Monroe’s life will not be accurately depicted. Instead, it’s a made-up tale about her overnight ascent to fame, interactions with several Hollywood A-listers, and her famed liaison with JFK.
There is also speculation that Robert and John Kennedy were complicit in the murder of Marilyn Monroe. On the other hand, the story will exclusively focus on her friendship with John, who was the president at the time.
Is “Blonde” based on a true story?
Blonde is based on Monroe’s real-life events. A fictionalized story of Monroe’s life, “Blonde” is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name. Oates has frequently stated that her own imagined experience of what it was like to be Monroe served as inspiration for the book. In the book, the names of many of the men in Monroe’s life are not mentioned.
Oates, for her part, gave the movie high marks in a 2021 tweet, stating, “Director Andrew [Dominik] and actress Ana de Armas created a beautiful depiction of Marilyn Monroe; perhaps neither would have been able to accomplish this feat alone. The film’s tone is difficult to categorize; it’s not completely surreal nor quite realistic, and it’s not really “horror” yet it has a strong sense of dread.”
In a 2022 interview, Dominik stated that the film will keep its NC-17 rating and that he anticipated it would have its world debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. He also praised de Armas’ performance. Dominik expressed hope that the movie will be chosen for the Venice Film Festival in the same year even though it wasn’t chosen for the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. After September 10th, 2022, Blonde will be made available on Netflix in celebration of the 79th Venice Film Festival. It will be available on Netflix on Septem 23, 2022 on Netflix.