‘Blonde’ Trailer: Marilyn Monroe Gets NC-17-Rated Biopic

The filmmakers have been saying it for months, and the new trailer confirms it: The upcoming biopic about Marilyn Monroe will be Netflix’s first NC-17 film.

That’s the title Blonde and the stars Ana de Armas as the legendary actress and sex symbol in Hollywood. The film is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about Monroe, which was not a biography, but rather a fictionalized version of her life. The cast also includes Adrien Brody as Monroe’s husband (and famous playwright) Arthur Miller, Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio and Xavier Samuel as Charles Chaplin Jr. Other famous figures who will be portrayed by actors in the film include President John F. Kennedy and famed Fox producer Darryl Zanuck.

According to the MPAA’s official website, Blonde is rated NC-17 for “some sexual content”. Here’s the full trailer for the film, which certainly seems like a serious examination of Monroe’s life and mystique, but doesn’t exactly look like something shocking or salacious that would warrant an NC-17 rating. Take a look for yourself and see what you think:

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly recreates the life of Marilyn Monroe and explores the split between her public and private selves.

There is also a new poster for the film. Ana de Armas has really got the look of Marilyn Monroe cold. You never know how the rest of her performance will turn out, but on that front alone, she’s off to an impressive start.

Blonde premieres on Netflix on September 28.

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