After the entire year was virtually filled with nonstop discourse about Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, the NC-17-rated film about Marilyn Monroe that stars Ana de Armas has finally hit Netflix, and movie fans largely hate it.
Movie fans are absolutely crushing Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde for being disrespectful and exploitative
it’s insane that a movie like NOPE came out just a month ago, creating a story depicting the horrors of spectacles and exploitation only for september to be filled with the dahmer series and blonde…
— not trin (@unknowntrin) September 28, 2022
“Blonde is a horrible movie please don’t watch it,” warned one Twitter user.
Blonde is a horrible movie please don’t watch it
— Ollie 🏹 (@TheQuiver_) September 28, 2022
just watched #Blonde … it puts norma/marilyn in a box that only allows to her be abused, sexualized, or call people daddy. extremely strange. maybe we stop letting misogynistic men try to make groundbreaking films about women- of which they know nothing about.
— jules (@sinceiveknownu) September 28, 2022
then i can dismiss blonde as a film made to exploit a dead woman https://t.co/juopBBfbgx
— colette (@burberryskirt) September 27, 2022
— norma jeane (@MarilynMGoddess) September 28, 2022
I've seen some savage reviews of Blonde, but this one goes too far. pic.twitter.com/UolBXmvokm
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 29, 2022
“Don’t Worry Darling and Blonde in the same week is enough to kill a man,” joked another Twitter user.
‘don’t worry darling’ and ‘blonde’ in the same week is enough to kill a man
— karsten runquist (@RunquistKarsten) September 27, 2022
blonde RECREATED marilyn’s death at the EXACT SPOT she died??????????? how was this even allowed??????
— kie (@criminalplaza) September 25, 2022
uma atuação q renderia um Oscar, Blonde distorce totalmente a visão do livro sobre Marilyn Monroe, transforma uma estrela icônica e memorável em uma mulher a beira do colapso a qualquer momento, um filme onde o diretor (Andrew Dominik) estava obcecado com a nudez de Ana de Armas pic.twitter.com/Y4IOVruxgl
— ricк advogado da ana d. armas (@vktulip) September 28, 2022
Blonde é totalmente machista e sexista. Reduz a Marilyn ao estereótipo da loira burra hipersexualizada e surtada, beirando o colapso, deixando de lado todo o talento que a mesma tinha. Os únicos pontos positivos pra mim são a atuação de Ana de Armas e a fotografia que é perfeita. pic.twitter.com/T4dCmeuUvk
— 𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤 (@lcshonorato) September 28, 2022
i’m not sure if netflix has a warning ahead of #Blonde but there should be a major trigger warning for sexual assault, abortion, substance abuse and violence towards women.
— Kenzie Vanunu ⚡️🦴 (@kenzvanunu) September 28, 2022
“Don’t watch Blonde, don’t watch the Dahmer show, don’t let Netflix think people actually want this stuff and instead stream content you actually want to see more of so they know what you actually want from them,” tweeted a frustrated Netflix subscriber.
dont watch blonde, dont watch the dahmer show, dont let netflix think ppl actually want this stuff and instead stream content you actually want to see more of so they know what you actually want from them
— kenzie (love and thunder apologist) (@pk_kenzie) September 29, 2022
blonde getting a rotten score, amsterdam getting a rotten score, harry movies getting rotten scores pic.twitter.com/e9dtjpEvG4
— circus mouse from coraline (@thekiIIersagent) September 28, 2022
Despite the poor reception to the film itself, many movie fans came away quite impressed with Ana de Armas’ performance as the legendary actress and model. Whether or not she’ll contend for an Academy Award is another story, though, especially considering how reviled Blonde seems to be.
One of the most disappointing parts about blonde is Ana genuinely gives a career defining performance. There were two moments where I thought they added clips of the actual Marilyn into the movie but it was all just her. In another adaptation the Oscar would 100% be secured
— 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖Ʊ𝗥𝗬 (@theeSNYDERVERSE) September 28, 2022
if there’s one thing that’s sure about ‘blonde’, is that ana de armas gave it all. the performance of a lifetime, just absolutely breathtaking and spectacular! pic.twitter.com/lIbc9xVpbL
— Ana de Armas Daily (@anadearmasdaily) September 28, 2022
Dominik, to his credit (?), likely saw this reaction coming as he said earlier this year that the film will “offend everyone.”
“It’s a demanding movie,” Dominik said of Blonde. “If the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the f—ing audience’s problem. It’s not running for public office. It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.”
Blonde, which also stars Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio, Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, and Julianne Nicholson as Gladys Pearl Baker, is now streaming on Netflix.