The Scandalous Marilyn Monroe ‘Blonde’ Trailer Is Finally Here

The Scandalous Marilyn Monroe ‘Blonde’ Trailer Is Finally Here

Published July 28, 2022
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After months (years…who could say anymore?) of whispers, gossip, and much postponing, Ana de Armas has made her big debut as Norma Jean. In the first full-length trailer for Andrew Dominik’s highly-anticipated (nearly mythical) Blonde, the actress is finally Marilyn Monroe—and having a crisis about what that means. Though she’s soaring in Hollywood, Norma Jean just doesn’t see herself in the persona of Marilyn Monroe.

Obviously, a silky rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” carols over the whole trailer, a perfect blend of eerie and beautiful. Bobby Cannavale (who stars as “The Ex-Athlete”) opens the preview in a scene at a dinner with Marilyn, posing a simple question: “How did you get your start?”

“I guess I was discovered,” she says through tears. “I know you’re supposed to get used to it. But I just can’t. I’ve played Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe. I can’t face doing another scene as Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn doesn’t exist.”

Clearly, the actress is uncomfortable with her life, with the trailer showing her weary and awkward during iconic moments on film sets like Some Like It Hot, the subway grate scene of The Seven Year Itch, and more. The paparazzi are as suffocating as the shimmering dresses. In one brilliant scene, Marilyn gazes at herself in the mirror and laughs—except she isn’t laughing. Only the girl in the mirror laughs, as her real self remains still on the other side.