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According to Emily Ratajkowski, the new Marilyn Monroe movie on Netflix, “Blonde,” fetishizes female agony and pain.

After claiming that the new Marilyn Monroe movie “Blonde” fetishized female agony, Emily Ratajkowski joined the rising chorus of criticism.

 

The model and best-selling author shared her opinion of “Blonde,” which debuted on Netflix on Wednesday, in a video that she posted on TikTok on Friday. Ana de Armas plays the lead in the Andrew Dominik-penned, black-and-white movie, which also stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, and other actors.

 

As a fictionalised portrayal of Monroe, “Blonde” is described by Netflix as “boldly reimagining the stormy private life of the Hollywood legend – and the price she paid for fame.”

 

Ratajkowski began her TikTok, which as of Sunday had received more than 1.3 million views, by stating that she had “been hearing a lot” about the film but hadn’t yet watched it.

 

Ratajkowski, 31, said, “I’m not surprised to hear it’s yet another movie fetishizing female anguish even in death. We currently do that in a huge variety of ways, but I want that to change.

 

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She cites past instances as evidence of how society fetishizes female suffering. She said, “Look at Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, and the way we obsess over Diana’s passing.

 

“What can be difficult to fetishize? Anger, “said Ratajkowski. “I already know that I’ll be upset when I see this movie. However, it’s nothing new, so okay, I’ll simply become mad.”

 

Ratajkowski is not alone in her disapproval of “Blonde,” which has provoked criticism for its depiction of abortion.

 

De Armas, who plays Monroe, makes an appearance in one scene speaking to an unborn baby who begs her not to “harm it” like she did the last time, a reference to an earlier abortion. “This time you won’t harm me, right? Not do what you did, last time?” the fetus says in the movie.

 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was published on Friday, a spokesperson of Planned Parenthood specifically referred to the incident.

 

According to Carolyn Spruch, who spoke to the publication, “It’s vital that these images appropriately portray women’s genuine decisions and experiences because movies and TV affect many people’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health.”

 

“Anti-abortion extremists have long contributed to the stigma surrounding abortion by using medically incorrect portrayals of foetuses and pregnancy, despite the fact that abortion is a safe, necessary medical procedure. In his latest picture, “Blonde,” director Andrew Dominik uses a talking foetus created using computer graphics to support his argument “said Spruch. She went on to say that it was unfortunate that the writers of “Blonde” decided to support anti-abortion propaganda.

 

Dominik defended the sequence, telling The Wrap that he believed the anti-choice backlash increased as a result of the movie’s release three months after the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, a 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the US.

 

The director told the site, “I believe sort of this impulse to look at ‘Blonde’ through this Roe v. Wade lens is everybody else doing the same thing. They view “Blonde” as a devil because they believe that women’s rights are being violated, but that isn’t the main issue, according to their agenda.

 

“I think it’s quite hard for people to step outside of the narrative they carry inside themselves and view things of their own volition,” Dominik continued.

Brandon James

Brandon James is a Journalist at Flaunt Weekly.

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