Ana de Armas Responds to Blonde's NC-17 Rating: "I Didn't Understand"

Ana de Armas’s new Marilyn Monroe biopic is about to drop on Netflix, and the movie is fully rated NC-17 👀. Which apparently came as a surprise to Ana.

Speaking to Lofficiel USA, she said “I didn’t understand why that happened. I can tell you a number of shows or movies that are way more explicit with a lot more sexual content than Blonde. But to tell this story it is important to show all these moments in Marilyn’s life that made her end up the way that she did. It needed to be explained. Everyone [in the cast] knew we had to go to uncomfortable places. I wasn’t the only one.”

Meanwhile, Andrew Dominik previously told Screen Daily that he kinda figured the movie would get slapped with a NC-17 rating, saying “It’s a demanding movie. If the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the fucking audience’s problem. It’s not running for public office. It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, this is a first for Netflix. The streaming giant has previously had NC-17 movies on their platform, but Blonde is the first time its own production has received the rating. The movie drops on September 28, and per Andrew Dominik Ana is “fucking amazing” in it and “the one thing nobody’s going to complain about is [her] performance.”

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