Emily Ratajkowski SLAMS Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde for ‘fetishizing female pain even in death’


Emily Ratajkowski lambasted the new Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde for ‘fetishizing female pain, even in death.’

She posted a TikTok video denouncing the Netflix film starring Ana De Armas – while admitting she has yet to actually watch it.

The 31-year-old, who recently left her allegedly unfaithful husband, argued that ‘anger’ is more difficult to ‘fetishize’ and thus declared herself to be in her ‘B**** Era.’

Not having it: Emily Ratajkowski lambasted the new Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde for ‘fetishizing female pain, even in death’

Denunciation: She posted a TikTok video denouncing the Netflix film starring Ana De Armas - while admitting she has yet to actually watch it

Denunciation: She posted a TikTok video denouncing the Netflix film starring Ana De Armas – while admitting she has yet to actually watch it

‘So I’ve hearing a lot about this Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, which I haven’t seen yet, but I’m not surprised to hear that it’s yet another movie fetishizing female pain, even in death,’ Emily began her TikTok monologue.

Her perspective appears to have been colored by the bad reviews of Blonde, which has sharply polarized the critics to the tune of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Wall Street Journal called the film ‘one long slog into sadness and more-than-predictable tragedy,’ the New York Times accused it of ‘exploiting Marilyn Monroe for old times’ sake’ and the New Yorker slammed it as ‘ridiculously vulgar – the story of Monroe as if it were channeled through Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.’

Moving forward: The 31-year-old, who recently left her allegedly unfaithful husband, argued that 'anger' is more difficult to 'fetishize' and thus declared herself to be in her 'B**** Era'

Her tack: The supermodel concluded: 'So I’m gonna be p***ed off when I see this movie, I already know it, but it’s nothing new and yeah, I’m just gonna get angry'

Moving forward: The 31-year-old, who recently left her allegedly unfaithful husband, argued that ‘anger’ is more difficult to ‘fetishize’ and thus declared herself to be in her ‘B**** Era’

Come to think of it: In a more reflective mode, she remarked that 'as women, I mean I can say for myself for sure that I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own hurt in life'

Come to think of it: In a more reflective mode, she remarked that ‘as women, I mean I can say for myself for sure that I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own hurt in life’

Slings and arrows also came from overseas, with Australia’s News.com.au calling the movie ‘two hours and 46 minutes of agony after agony,’ India’s NDTV dismissing it as ‘unrelentingly bleak’ and Ireland’s state broadcaster RTE saying: ‘The nearly three-hour slog feels like yet another brutal layer of exploitation of the 20th century icon.’

Emily, having evidently read the press around the film, said: ‘We love to fetishize female pain. Look at Amy Winehouse, look at Britney Spears, look at the way we obsess over Diana’s death, the way we obsess over dead girls and serial killers. Watch any CSI episode and it’s like this crazy fetishization of female pain and death.’ 

In a more reflective mode, she remarked that ‘as women, I mean I can say for myself for sure that I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own hurt in life, so that it feels like something that can be tended to, that’s kinda sexy, and like, you know: “I’m like this, oh, f***ed up girl, whatever.”‘

Divisive: Her perspective appears to have been colored by the bad reviews of Blonde, which has sharply polarized the critics to the tune of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes

Divisive: Her perspective appears to have been colored by the bad reviews of Blonde, which has sharply polarized the critics to the tune of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes

Emily, who wrote a book of essays called My Body exploring themes like her own sexualization including while in the public eye, said: ‘And I think we do that in many, many different ways, but I want that to change.’

She went on: ‘But I was thinking about it and you know what’s kinda hard to fetishize? Anger. Anger is hard to fetishize. So I have a proposal. I think we all need to be a little more p***ed off. I’m gonna be in my B**** Era – 2022, baby, is my b**** era. This is, I think we should all be in our B**** Era.’

The supermodel concluded: ‘So I’m gonna be p***ed off when I see this movie, I already know it, but it’s nothing new and yeah, I’m just gonna get angry.’

Directed by Andrew Dominik, the Netflix movie set tongues wagging earlier this year when it was revealed it was so explicit it had garnered an NC-17 rating.

Sensation: Directed by Andrew Dominik, the Netflix movie set tongues wagging earlier this year when it was revealed it was so explicit it had garnered an NC-17 rating

Sensation: Directed by Andrew Dominik, the Netflix movie set tongues wagging earlier this year when it was revealed it was so explicit it had garnered an NC-17 rating

The film is based on a Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name detailing the screen queen’s turbulent career and love life until her death at 36 in 1962. 

Bond girl Ana De Armas has won praise for her performance as Marilyn even from some critics who expressed their distaste for the overall movie.

Emily’s proclamation that she is entering her ‘B**** Era’ comes after she left her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, a producer who works with the Safdie brothers.

They married secretly in 2018 after reportedly dating for just a few weeks, but Emily later confirmed that she had in fact known the sizzling heartthrob for years.

Dead ringer: Bond girl Ana De Armas has won praise for her performance as Marilyn even from some critics who expressed their distaste for the overall movie

Dead ringer: Bond girl Ana De Armas has won praise for her performance as Marilyn even from some critics who expressed their distaste for the overall movie

Sebastian and Emily welcomed their firstborn child Sylvester last year and celebrated his first birthday together this March. However by June, Emily had stopped wearing her wedding ring in public and neglected to wish Sebastian a happy Father’s Day on Instagram.

News broke the following month that they had split, and a Page Six source said Sebastian ‘cheated. He’s a serial cheater. It’s gross. He’s a dog.’

Emily then added fuel to the conjecture that month by liking a tweet that read: ‘can’t believe that little b*** cheated on emrata.’

However she has otherwise remained assiduously private about the matter, refraining from directly commenting on the split in public. 

Splitsville: Emily's proclamation that she is entering her 'B**** Era' comes after she left her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, a producer who works with the Safdie brothers

Splitsville: Emily’s proclamation that she is entering her ‘B**** Era’ comes after she left her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, a producer who works with the Safdie brothers 

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