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Netflix’s blond alternates back and forth between real facts and imagined details of Marilyn Monroe’s pregnancy stories, making it hard not to wonder how much of it is based on her real life. Since its premiere on Netflix on September 28, 2022, blond has received incredibly polarizing reviews from viewers and critics. While some have appreciated it for its captivating, emotionally charged stories of Marilyn Monroe’s life and Ana de Armas’ sparkling performance, others have panned it for its grossly dehumanizing and one-dimensional portrayal of the late Hollywood star.
From portraying Monroe’s traumatic childhood experiences with her mother to the lecherous stories of her relationship with Charles Chaplin Jr. (Xavier Samuel) and Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Evan Williams), blond runs through it all. In his second half blond takes a closer look at these harrowing stories of Marilyn Monroe’s life through shocking depictions of her alleged abortion and miscarriages. While some of these arcs in blond Providing valuable insights into Marilyn Monroe’s life and death, and doing so with respect, will come across to others as creative liberties that are not credible.
blonde andclearly shows that Marilyn Monroe had no children. However, as Donald Spoto points out in his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, the late actress loved children and regularly went to children’s charities to spend time with them. Her affection for children was also emphasized by her close friend Allan Snyder, who recalled for Spoto’s book that “she loved children so much. My daughter, other people’s children – she went for them all.Other details about her abortion and miscarriages in blond are either shrouded in mystery, purely fictional, or have a real factual basis.
Did Marilyn Monroe have an abortion?
blond clearly depicts a story in which Marilyn Monroe (played by Blades off‘s Ana de Armas) has a forced abortion, but there is no concrete evidence to prove it. Without official statements from Marilyn Monroe confirming that she had an abortion, it cannot be determined whether: blondthe premise is correct. But when you consider how her gynecologist, Dr. Leon Krohn, in Donald Spoto’s book confirms that “the rumors of her multiple abortions are ridiculous”, it seems likely that blondMarilyn Monroe’s take on the abortions is mostly, if not entirely, riddled with fiction. That said, however, evidence (through Vanity Fair) suggests that many Hollywood actresses were indeed asked to terminate their pregnancies between the 1920s and the 1950s, as studios believed it would hurt their glamorous on-screen personas. While this isn’t solid evidence for Marilyn Monroe’s abortion, it does show how blond‘s representation of time is not far from reality.
Is Blonde’s portrayal of Marilyn Monroe’s miscarriages correct?
There is real accuracy in it blond‘s depiction of Marilyn Monroe’s miscarriages, but the implied cause, her accidental fall on the beach, was probably invented for the movie. blond stays true to the fact that Monroe became pregnant three times during her marriage to Arthur Miller, and all three ended in miscarriage (through NPR). The first occurred in September 1956 and was followed by an ectopic pregnancy in 1957. Later, the third miscarriage is said to have occurred shortly after she filmed Billy Wilder’s movie. Some love it when it’s hot in 1958.
dr. Krohn confirmed this in Spoto’s book by quoting that “there were two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy requiring emergency termination.The book further adds that Monroe blamed herself for her third miscarriage and as revealed in Randy Taraborrelli’s The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, the loss of her child also took a toll on her mental health. All these accounts prove that the controversial NC-17 biopic blond takes many a creative freedom, but also accurately paints a clear picture of some defining moments in the life and death of Marilyn Monroe.
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