Blonde ★★★

Extreme and cruel. 

I get what the film is trying to do. The problem is there is plenty of other media that paints the horror that was her life. There are some interesting elements that I wasn’t expecting, but I don’t think the gratuitous violence and explicit sexuality of the film is justified.  It’s just too much. Marilyn simply becomes the sum of her abuse. The tragedy of her story is real and shouldn’t be taken lightly; I just think she was more than that. 

I would’ve given this a lower rating if it wasn’t for the amazing score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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