One of the most talked-about works of 2022 is undoubtedly Blonde, a new Netflix movie on the life of the undisputed legend Marilyn Monroe. The movie by Andrew Dominik has divided reviewers and viewers, and there are definite differences of opinion from all around the world.
Recently, Emily Ratajkowski claimed in a TikTok video that the movie “fetishized female agony.”
I’ve heard a lot about the Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, which I haven’t seen yet, but I’m not surprised that it’s another movie fetishizing female pain, even in death.
So done with the fetishization of female pain and suffering. Bitch Era 2022♬ original sound – Emrata
We love to fetishize female pain. Watch any CSI episode, and it’s like this crazy fetishization of female pain and death. Look at Amy Winehouse, at Britney Spears, the way we obsess over Diana’s death, the way we obsess over dead girls and serial killers.
Planned Parenthood, an American pro-abortion organization, also criticized the movie for its abortion scene.
Since the film tells the story from Marilyn’s perspective, the movie “should be a painful experience,” according to Adrien Brody, who plays writer Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe’s husband. He stated that “themes of exploitation and trauma” are present in both the book and the novel.