In a recent interview, Dominik also revealed that people can’t see this scene because it was never scripted
Much has been written about the life of Marilyn Monroe and how she struggled throughout her life despite being one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” attempts to capture all of the hardships Monroe went through in a way that makes viewers realize that while her life has been filled with glitz and glamor, she has had a certain unease about waking up at night held. The film premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival and sparked polarizing reviews for its disturbing portrayal of Monroe’s life.
There have been several rumors that the film contains a particularly graphic scene that made many people unhappy and could have made the film even more controversial. However, a few weeks after the film’s screening in Venice, the film’s director finally spoke openly about this particular scene, saying that it was a rumor originated by a “clickbait journalist”.
“We had to go to uncomfortable places”: Ana de Armas criticizes the “NC-17” rating for the Marilyn Monroe biopic on Netflix
There were rumors in 2021 that Netflix was really unhappy with some elements of the film about Monroe’s life, including a gory menstrual oral sex scene. At the time, Dominik vehemently denied the ridiculous rumor and found it hilarious. However, in an interview with Deadline, the filmmaker went on to blast the “clickbait journalist” for spreading the rumor of fueling the drama. According to Dominik, the scene was “never” in the script and was just “one of those internet rumors.”
“You missed it because it was never photographed and it was never scripted. It’s just one of those internet rumors. I don’t know where that came from, just a clickbait journalist trying to make drama. God bless him,” Dominik told Deadline.
Although some of the critics who saw the film said that the film does not contain such a scene, they also noted that there are many scenes that would make viewers really uncomfortable and that is why the film has an “NC -17 – Customs assessment.
Based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde follows the journey of one of Hollywood’s greatest icons and how she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Though Monroe became a legendary figure during the aforementioned period, her troubled life also received a lot of attention. Throughout her adult life, she struggled with addiction and mood disorders. It is a known fact that the actress was exploited as soon as she entered Hollywood and got involved with drugs that made her life even worse. Despite being so loved and loved, she was surrounded by far more enemies than friends.
Blonde also stars Adrien Brody (Arthur Miller), Bobby Cannavale (Joe DiMaggio), Julianne Nicholson (Gladys Pearl Baker) and Xavier Samuel (Charles Chaplin Jr.) in key roles.
Blonde will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, September 28.