We will eventually believe that America developed complexes in exchange for Marilyn Monroe. Everything related to the actress in recent years methodically ends with controversy.
After controversies sparked by his giant bust and Kim Kardashian’s wearing one of his dresses, it’s time for the 1950s icon’s biography to come under fire from critics. For a case Blonde hair Directed by Andrew Dominic, the controversies never seem to end. After some rumors called the NC-17-rated movie “cruel” and “exploitative,” Planned Parenthood climbed to the plate by portraying it as “anti-abortion propaganda.” An accusation that those responsible for the film are stepping aside and once again defending their artistic freedom.
For Planned Parenthood, Blonde is playing the anti-abortion lobbyist game
The topic of abortion deeply divides the United States. A completely open fracture since the decision by the country’s Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling. For many organizations that fight for women’s rights and reproductive health, this event represents a serious setback.
So Planned Parenthood felt that the film’s sequence, in which the American singer’s fetus is represented in computer-generated images as a fully formed baby talking to the actress, was inappropriate. Even worse, the future baby seemed to be asking Marilyn not to abort him this time. The organization found that this part of the film reinforces the arguments often put forward by anti-abortion activists.
Through the voice of Karen Spruch, its National Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement, the organization spoke via The Hollywood Reporter about the clip in question. She said this:
“Planned Parenthood respects artistic license and freedom. However, fake images only reinforce misinformation and perpetuate stigma around sexual and reproductive health care. Every outcome of pregnancy, especially miscarriage, must be portrayed sensitively, honestly and accurately in the media. We still have a lot of work to do with it so that everyone who has had an abortion can see themselves on screen. It is a shame that the stylists of Blonde chose to contribute to anti-abortion propaganda and stigmatize people’s health decisions instead.”
Andrew Dominic and Joyce Carol Oates defended the film against all odds
While the stellar performance of actress Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe was unanimously hailed, the film still struggles to shake off the controversy. Controversies that the people responsible for Blonde try to answer as best they can, notably director Andrew Dominic and writer Joyce Carol Oates.
The former recently defended his film against allegations that it was linked to a background of anti-abortion propaganda. It was estimated that:
“Obviously people worry about losing liberties, but I mean, no one would have cared if I had made the movie in 2008, and maybe four years from now no one would have cared. And the movie won’t change. That’s just what happens.”
For his part, Oates preferred to focus on accusations of exploiting the memory of the American singer. On his Twitter account, he said, “It is surprising that in the post #MeToo era, brutal exposure to sexual predation in Hollywood has been interpreted as exploitation.” before adding that
“Andrew Dominic definitely wanted to tell Norma Jeane’s story honestly.”
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