Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe Movie Blonde Will Be Her First NC-17 Original Movie
Blonde, Netflix’s upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas, has been officially rated NC-17.
After months of speculation regarding the film’s certificate, the Motion Picture Association has confirmed that it was dropped from the adults-only rating due to “some sexual content”. Although Netflix has already hosted a few NC-17 films, such as Shame and Blue Is the Warmest Colour, this makes Blonde the first original title from the streamer to receive the rating.
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde offers a fictionalized account of Monroe’s life and sees Adrien Brody play Arthur Miller, Bobby Cannavale play Joe DiMaggio, Julianne Nicholson bring Gladys Pearl Baker to life and Caspar Phillipson plays John F Kennedy.
In February, writer-director Andrew Dominik spoke openly about not wanting to compromise on some of the most intense aspects of the book and claimed that “if the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the fucking audience’s problem.” .
In an interview with Screen Daily (opens in a new tab)he said: “I’m not running for public office. It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, that’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go see the NC-17 version of the movie. story of Marilyn Monroe.”
Dominik’s past credits include the Brad Pitt-directed dramas The Coward Robert Ford’s Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Softly. de Armas is best known for her roles in titles such as Knives Out, No Time to Die and Deep Water.
Blonde hasn’t set an official release date yet, although it’s slated for 2022. While you wait for it to hit the platform, check out our list of the best Netflix movies you can watch right now.