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    The degradation of Marilyn Monroe

    The degradation of Marilyn Monroe

    Blonde review: Netflix's degradation of Marilyn Monroe - New Statesman

    In death as in life, the actress has been used, abused and commodified. Netflix’s film Blonde is just the latest demeaning fiction.

    By Tanya Gold

    Marilyn Monroe poses at her apartment in a cover shoot for the 7 April 1952 issue of Life magazine. Photo by Philippe Halsman / Magnum






    Marilyn Monroe died 60 years ago and is now buried under her cult which, as cults tend to, exists not to celebrate but to conceal and damn her. Monroe has been traduced, fictionalised and commercialised. She has been made into a cautionary tale: that’s what happens when you look like Marilyn and act like Marilyn. You die and your autopsy photograph ends up in a bestselling biography. Why not sell she who always sold herself?


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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    In death as in life, the actress has been used, abused and commodified. Netflix’s film Blonde is just the latest demeaning fiction.
    Just watched it. Reckon could be called demeaning but I thought less demeaning and more about what brought her to death at such a young life. The lady had a tough life.

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    I heard good things about it, but have yet to watch it. I'll watch it this weekend!
    Thanks for reminding me. I heard her life was rough and that it was terrible to be a female actress in a male dominated industry.

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    Sir Elton summed it up.


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    Bernie Taupin did.

    Wonder if he is a "Sir" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Bernie Taupin did.
    True but Elton delivered the message,
    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Wonder if he is a "Sir" ?
    He is a CBE, whatever the fuck that is.

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    Candle in the Wind was the "B" side of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. When it was released I recall saying that it deserved to be better known. Diana's death made sure it was.

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    I liked the version that Sir Elton did at Mother Teresa's funeral, "Sandals in the Bin".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    "Sandals in the Bin".
    Ah Sole music eh?

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