Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 60 years, but there’s still a kind of madness about her that lingers. Just look at the frenzied discourse surrounding “Blonde,” an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictional portrait of the Hollywood star that has yet to be seen by the general public.
There was intrigue surrounding its NC-17 rating and the reasons for its long release delay (it was filmed before the pandemic). There was curiosity about its star, Ana de Armas, and her Cuban accent slipping through the trailer. Meanwhile, its director Andrew Dominik, who has been trying to make this film for well over a decade, called it a masterpiece.