Ana de Armas is set to play Marilyn Monroe in the new film titled Blonde. There is already a lot of controversy surrounding the movie that was given an NC-17 rating, which is a first for Netflix. Now, the director Andrew Dominik says that the film will likely “offend everyone.”
Andrew explained that he thought the film would be rated R and was surprised by the NC-17 rating. He said, “But I think if you’ve got a bunch of men and women in a boardroom talking about sexual behavior, maybe the men are going to be worried about what the women think. It’s just a weird time. It’s not like depictions of happy sexuality. It’s depictions of situations that are ambiguous. And Americans are really strange when it comes to sexual behavior, don’t you think? I don’t know why. They make more porn than anyone else in the world.”
‘Blonde’ director says the film will offend everyone
He added, “We’re in a time now, I think, where people are really uncertain about where any lines are. It’s a film that definitely has a morality about it. But it swims in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it will be as cut-and-dried as people want to see it. There’s something in it to offend everyone.”
The film is not set to premiere until September and Andrew worries that people will be sick of talking about it by then. He also added that while he disagreed with Netflix over the rating, he has “nothing but gratitude” for the streaming service.
Are you interested in watching Blonde when it comes out?