Not a Review of the Trailer for “Blonde”

So if you’ve got Netflix, you no doubt have seen, at some point in the last several months, the trailer for Blonde, a film based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name. We saw it too.

The film, of course, stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn. Now, I did like Ana de Armas in Knives Out, and No Time to Die would’ve been a better movie if it had just ditched Bond and followed her character of Paloma instead:

However, my wife had some very immediate thoughts on the matter of casting.

Wife: “What’s this?”
Me: “This is a trailer for Blonde, a fictionalized biopic about Marilyn Monroe. It’s based on—”
Wife: “She’s supposed to be Marilyn Monroe?”
Me: “Yes. That’s Ana de Armas. She—”
Wife: “She doesn’t look anything like Marilyn Monroe.”
Me: “I’ve heard she does a really good job in the part.”
Wife: “She’s too skinny. Marilyn Monroe should be voluptuous. She’s supposed to be the most beautiful Hollywood star of all time and they couldn’t find anyone close to her body type?”
Me: “Uh—”
Wife: “This is just reinforcing that women have to be sticks these days. It’s sad.”

Seems like my wife is not the only person who thought that …

So did we watch this movie? What do you think? But at least it seems like we may not have missed very much …




Sounds like it must be pretty terrible, doesn’t it? But, ehhh, I would probably still like it …

3 thoughts on “Not a Review of the Trailer for “Blonde”

  1. I have been meaning to watch it. Was pretty excited for it, and then there was all that news about the explicit sex scenes and it just got me feeling very ewww, and now it’s still on my To watch list, but i never quite get around to it.

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