Blonde, the already-controversial Marilyn Monroe film starring Ana de Armas, has received its first teaser from Netflix.

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The film, directed by Andrew Dominik and based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, has already gained attention for its unusual NC-17 rating

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The streaming service praised the movie for “boldly reimagining the tangled life of icon Marilyn Monroe.” 

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“Artfully exploring the contrast between her public and private life, the film blurs the borders between fact and fiction.”

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De Armas stated of Blonde to Netflix Queue, “We worked on this film for hours, every single day for almost a year.”

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Every scenario draws inspiration from a previously taken shot. We would analyse each element of the image and discuss what was happening there.

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In Blonde, Ana de Armas plays Monroe, the “blonde bombshell” Hollywood actress of the 1950s and 1960s who rose to fame and became a sex icon before her away tragically in 1962.

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The ambitious book of the same name by novelist Joyce Carol Oates, which some have referred to as the most comprehensive historical biography of the late actress, was adapted by director Andrew Dominik

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Blonde’s NC-17 rating was once again confirmed with the release of the trailer, with the Motion Picture Association citing “some sexual content” as the sole justification.

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On September 23, Netflix will release Blonde.

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