‘Blonde’ director Andrew Dominik slams ‘clickbait reporter’ who started rumors of ‘bloody oral sex scene’

There has been a lot written about the life of Marilyn Monroe and how she struggled all her life even after being one of the most iconic faces in the entertainment industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” tries to capture all the hardships Monroe went through in a way that makes viewers realize that while her life was filled with glitz and glamour, there was a certain unease that held her back. sleep at night. The film had its premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival and opened to polarizing reviews due to its disturbing portrayal of Monroe’s life.

There were several rumors that the movie would include a particularly graphic scene that would make a lot of people unhappy and could have made the movie even more controversial. However, a few weeks after the film was screened in Venice, the film’s director finally opened up about this particular scene and said it was a rumor from a “clickbait reporter”.

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There were rumors in 2021 that Netflix was really unhappy with certain elements of the film about Monroe’s life, including a bloody menstrual oral sex scene. At the time, Dominik vehemently denied the ridiculous rumor and found it hilarious. However, in an interview with Deadline, the filmmaker later blamed the “clickbait reporter” for spreading the rumor to speed up the drama. According to Dominik, this scene was “never” in the script and was just “one of those internet rumors”.

“You missed it because it was never photographed and it was never in the script. It’s just one of those internet rumors. I don’t know where it’s from comes, just a clickbait reporter trying to crank up the drama. God bless him,” Dominik told Deadline.

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Andrew Dominik attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ at TCL Chinese Theater on September 13, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Even though some of the critics, who have seen the movie, said that the movie did not include any such scene, they also noted that there are many scenes that would make the viewers really uncomfortable and c That’s why the film received an “NC”. -17″ rating.

Based on the best-selling novel written by Joyce Carol Oates, “Blonde” chronicles the journey of one of Hollywood’s greatest icons and shows how she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and the early 1960s. Even though Monroe became a legendary figure during the aforementioned period, her troubled life also received a lot of attention. Throughout her adult life, she struggled with substance abuse and mood disorders. It’s a well-known fact that the actress was taken advantage of upon entering Hollywood and introduced to drugs that made her life even worse. Despite being so popular and beloved, she found herself surrounded by far more enemies than friends.

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Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde” (Netflix)

“Blonde” also stars Adrien Brody (Arthur Miller), Bobby Cannavale (Joe DiMaggio), Julianne Nicholson (Gladys Pearl Baker) and Xavier Samuel (Charles Chaplin Jr.) in key roles.

“Blonde” premieres exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, September 28.

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