Netflix has released the first trailer for Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic directed by Andrew Dominic and based on Joyce Carol Oates’s 2000 novel, a fictional take on the American icon's life. The film stars Ana de Armas as Monroe, and it's also the streamer's first ever film to receive an NC-17 rating, and the reason the Motion Picture Association gave it a mature rating is because of its sexual content.
The new Blonde trailer gives us our first look at Armas as the iconic actress. It looks like there will be some scenes in the movie shown in black-and-white, but there are also scenes in color. The trailer doesn't reveal any of the NC-17 sexual content, but if you've read the novel, you probably alraedy know what to expect.
You can watch the first trailer for Netflix's Blonde below:
Director Andrew Dominik told The Vulture that he was surprised when he found out that film received an NC-17 rating.
“I was surprised. Yeah. I thought we’d colored inside the lines,” Dominik said about the film's NC-17 rating. “But I think if you’ve got a bunch of men and women in a boardroom talking about sexual behavior, maybe the men are going to be worried about what the women think. It’s just a weird time. It’s not like depictions of happy sexuality. It’s depictions of situations that are ambiguous. And Americans are really strange when it comes to sexual behavior, don’t you think? I don’t know why. They make more porn than anyone else in the world.”
According to iMDB, Blonde also stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Caspar Phillipson, Sara Paxton, Toby Huss, Rebecca Wisocky, Xavier Samuel, David Warshofsky, Evan Williams, Catherine Dent, Lily Fisher, Michael Masini, and Luke Whoriskey.
Blonde is set to release on Netflix on September 23. You can read more details about the movie here.