Blonde film faces backlash for being based on fiction, as well as Ana de Armas’ Cuban accent

Blonde film faces backlash for being based on fiction, as well as Ana de Armas’ Cuban accent

After Netflix released the new trailer for Andrew Dominik’s Blonde last Thursday, many took to Twitter to criticize the NC-17 Marilyn Monroe film for being based on both fiction and Ana de Armas’ Cuban accent.

The 34-year-old Golden Globe nominee, who only learned English in 2015, spent “a whole year” perfecting the legendary blonde bombshell’s Hollywood accent with dialect coach Jessica Drake.

But the backlash has already begun with Twitter users calling Ana’s accent busted ‘awful’ with some they say ‘doesn’t look like Marilyn Monroe at all.’

Haters will hate! After Netflix released the new trailer for Andrew Dominik’s Blonde last Thursday, many took to Twitter to criticize the NC-17 Marilyn Monroe film for being based on both fiction and Ana de Armas’ Cuban accent

Brave effort: The 34-year-old Golden Globe nominee, who only learned English in 2015, spent a

Brave effort: The 34-year-old Golden Globe nominee, who only learned English in 2015, spent a “whole year” perfecting the legendary blonde bombshell’s Hollywood accent with dialect coach Jessica Drake

The 54-year-old Kiwi director also wrote and adapted Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Blonde, which fuels the conspiracy theory that the Golden Globe winner was assassinated by former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

Blonde will show a scene where Marilyn is said to be from ‘Mr. Z’ (David Warshofsky) aka Fox Studio Head Darryl F. Zanuck, who was barely disguised in the 752-page work of fiction.

“Reminder Blonde is heavily based on a fictional book about Marilyn Monroe that will [feed] the public more lies about her,” Twitter user @moonyves wrote. “This is not a biopic.”

And Twitter user @four7878 wrote: “Blonde is NC-17 and is a fictional story by Marilyn Monroe. It’s basically trauma porn but literally in the porn part.

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“I’m not sure I can get over the accent”: But the backlash has already begun, with Twitter users calling Ana’s accent “awful” and some saying she “doesn’t look like Marilyn Monroe at all.”

Source material: The 54-year-old Kiwi director also wrote and adapted Joyce Carol Oates' novel Blonde, which fuels the conspiracy theory that the Golden Globe winner was assassinated by former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

Source material: The 54-year-old Kiwi director also wrote and adapted Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Blonde, which fuels the conspiracy theory that the Golden Globe winner was assassinated by former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

“I think this movie is going to blow people the way it was told,” admitted De Armas (née Caso). Rotten tomatoes last Wednesday.

“I think it’s not a traditional biopic. It’s not literal. it’s not conventional. It’s not even chronological. It’s more of an experience. And the audience will – the hope is that they get a sense of what it was like to be her.”

Back in February, Dominik said the early backlash was “the fuckin’ audience’s problem,” asserting “the only thing nobody’s going to complain about is Ana’s performance.”

Blonde will show a scene where Marilyn is said to be from 'Mr.  Z' (R, David Warshofsky) aka Fox Studio Head Darryl F. Zanuck who was barely disguised in the 752-page work of fiction

Blonde will show a scene where Marilyn is said to be from ‘Mr. Z’ (R, David Warshofsky) aka Fox Studio Head Darryl F. Zanuck who was barely disguised in the 752-page work of fiction

Twitter users, including @moonyves, wrote:

Twitter users, including @moonyves, wrote: “Reminder Blonde is heavily based on a fictional book about Marilyn Monroe, which will [feed] the public more lies about them. This is not a biopic

“It’s an NC-17 film about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, isn’t it?” Andrew (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) to Variety.

“I want to watch the NC-17 version of Marilyn Monroe’s story.”

Some have seen “Blonde” and praised it – including the 84-year-old author and Jamie Lee Curtis, whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) starred opposite Monroe in Some Like It Hot.

Blonde will have its world premiere in competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31-September 10) before streaming on Netflix on September 28.

De Armas (née Caso) admitted to Rotten Tomatoes last Wednesday,

De Armas (née Caso) admitted to Rotten Tomatoes last Wednesday, “I think this movie will blow people the way it was told. I think it’s not a traditional biopic. It’s not literal. it’s not conventional’

She continued,

She continued, “It’s not even chronological. It’s more of an experience. And the audience will – the hope is that they get a sense of what it was like to be her.

'I want to see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story': Back in February, Dominik (L) said early backlash was 'the bloody audience's problem', asserting 'the only thing nobody's going to do “.  complaining is Ana's achievement'

‘I want to see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story’: Back in February, Dominik (L) said early backlash was ‘the bloody audience’s problem’, asserting ‘the only thing nobody’s going to do “. complaining is Ana’s achievement’

'Go ahead and blow up the internet!'  Some have seen

‘Go ahead and blow up the internet!’ Some have seen “Blonde” and praised it – including the 84-year-old author and Jamie Lee Curtis, whose father Tony Curtis (played by Michael Masini) starred opposite Monroe in Some Like It Hot

Streaming September 28th on Netflix!  Blonde will have its world premiere in competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival (from August 31st to September 10th).

Streaming September 28th on Netflix! Blonde will have its world premiere in competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival (from August 31st to September 10th).

Brad Pitt served as one of six producers for the two-hour, 45-minute film, which also stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson.

It’s technically the second adaptation of Blonde, following Joyce Chopra’s three-hour made-for-TV movie that aired on CBS in 2001 and starred Australian actress Poppy Montgomery.

Next Thursday marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Marilyn (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) at the age of 36 from a barbiturate overdose.

21 years ago!  It's technically the second adaptation of Blonde, following Joyce Chopra's three-hour made-for-TV movie that aired on CBS in 2001 and starred Australian actress Poppy Montgomery

21 years ago! It’s technically the second adaptation of Blonde, following Joyce Chopra’s three-hour made-for-TV movie that aired on CBS in 2001 and starred Australian actress Poppy Montgomery

Icon: Next Thursday will mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Marilyn (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) at the age of 36 from a barbiturate overdose (pictured in 1953).

Icon: Next Thursday will mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Marilyn (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) at the age of 36 from a barbiturate overdose (pictured in 1953).