When Blond was released in September last year, it received mixed feelings with a 2.4 star rating among Google reviews and 42% on rotten tomatoes. While fans are unsure whether or not viewers should check it out, Stephen King is quite sure they shouldn’t.
Ana de Armas starred as Marilyn Monroe, with Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio and Caspar Phillipson as JFK, in an often shocking look at the legendary actress’ struggles told in a light that had never really never been said before, adapted from the book of the same name written by Joyce Carol Oates. The author took liberties in telling his story, which detailed his estranged polygamous relationship with Edward G. Robinson Jr., son of actor Edward G. Robinson, and Cass Chaplin, son of Charlie Chaplin. The film didn’t back down in its depiction of the abusive relationship with DiMaggio, and it went into great detail as it told the story of his sexual relationship with JFK, to the point of almost being rated as an X-rated movie. Notably, the film has garnered a tremendous amount of backlash from critics and viewers who call the film misogynistic and exploitative.