Andrew Dominic Blonde , starring Marilyn Monroe The biopic of Ana de Armas as a screen legend, since September 8 at the Venice Film Festival has elicited a strong response since its premiere. Netflix September debut28. Critics said the film was based on Joyce Carroll Oates novel of the same name, the portrayal of Monroe’s life is cruel and exploitative.
One thread of criticism is the way blonde handles Abortion . The film portrays Monroe as having two illegal abortions that were forced on her against her will, much to her distress. Through photorealistic CGI, the film depicts Monroe’s fetus talking to her. “You won’t hurt me this time?” a fetus asked Monroe.
Arrives three months after Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , Blonde in 1235213601 There are a lot of entertainment industries who have been considering their role in the public understanding of abortion.
As far as abortion rights activists are concerned, Blonde is a step in the wrong direction. “As film and television shape many people’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health, it’s critical that these depictions accurately portray women’s real decisions and experiences,” Caren Spruch, director of national arts and entertainment engagement at Planned Parenthood, told ABC News The Hollywood Reporter . “While abortion is safe, basic health care, anti-abortion fanatics have long contributed to the stigma of abortion by using medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses and pregnancies. New film by Andrew Dominik Blonde back their message with a talking CGI fetus, depicted as looking like a fully formed baby.”
Spruch continued, “Planned Parenthood respects artistic license and freedom. However, false imagery only fuels misinformation and perpetuates the stigma surrounding sexual and reproductive health care. Every pregnancy outcome — especially abortion — should be Be sensitive, truthful and accurate in the media. We still have a lot of work to do to make sure everyone who has an abortion can see themselves on screen. Blonde‘s It’s a shame that creators choose to contribute to anti-abortion advocacy and stigmatize people’s health care decisions.”
In collaboration with of in an interview with The Wrap , Dominik said he doesn’t think the film is anti-choice , so the perception of it stems in part from its presence in roe . “People are obviously worried about losing their freedom,” he said. “But, I mean, if I was making this movie in , no one would make a fuss about it, and Probably nobody will care about it four years from now. The movies don’t change. That’s what’s going on.”