Blonde ★★★

It's not as explicit or demeaning as I heard, in fact the film does a good job of showing how exploitative the industry is. The best thing about Blonde is also the thing that ruins the film. In pursuit of a very crafty, artistic and thematically rich portrayal of Marylin's life, Andrew Dominik forgets she was a real person and deserves the respect she probably never got from Hollywood.

It works better as fiction, about a woman struggling with her own identity and the identity that the industry gave her. I loved Ana De Armas in this and I feel terrible the film ended up being this way. Because otherwise it's so gorgeous to look at, the cinematography, the lighting, the editing. Just top notch stuff. Becomes a bit too over indulgent towards the end.

Definitely not a film to be completely disregarded honestly.

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