Planned Parenthood has announced the Netflix film Blond as “anti-abortion propaganda”.
The 18-rated film, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, features many imagined scenes from the star’s life. It’s caused a lot of controversy since it was released on the streaming giant earlier this week.
Blond is not about a standard biopic monroe. The film shows several imaginary scenes from the Hollywood star’s life.
Viewers have criticized the film as “traumatic” and “exploitative” by Monroe, noting in particular the numerous sexual assault scenes that appear throughout.
Many people also highlighted the film’s treatment of abortion. Blond shows Monroe having two illegal abortions against her will.
In a scene that was widely shared and criticized on social media, CGI is used to portray Monroe’s fetus, which looks and talks to fully developed babies.
“You’re not going to hurt me this time, are you?” a fetus asks Monroe.
Planned Parenthood is among organizations and viewers who have accused the film of having an “anti-abortion” tone.
Caren Spruch, National Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America The Hollywood Reporter: “As film and television shape many people’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health, it is critical that these portrayals accurately reflect the true choices and experiences women make.
“While abortion is a safe, essential health care, anti-abortion advocates have long contributed to the stigma surrounding abortion by using medically inaccurate descriptions of the fetus and pregnancy. Andrew Dominik’s new movie, Blondamplifies their message with a CGI speaking fetus that looks like a fully developed baby.”
Spruch went on to say that while Planned Parenthood “respects artistic liberty and liberty,” these “false images only serve to reinforce misinformation and perpetuate stigma surrounding sexual and reproductive health care.”
She continued, “Any outcome of pregnancy — particularly abortion — should be portrayed in the media in a sensitive, authentic, and accurate manner. We still have work to do to ensure everyone who has an abortion can see themselves on screen.
“It’s a shame that the creators of Blond decided to contribute to anti-abortion propaganda and instead stigmatize people’s health choices.”
Viewers at home have also condemned the film’s abortion scenes.
“Blond is basically a three-hour anti-abortion ad disguised as a Marilyn Monroe biopic,” one person wrote.
Another added that it gave them a “slightly anti-abortion tone” (they had a talking fetus that pitied Marilyn and they over-glamorized him).
Another called it a “stunning piece of bad faith, anti-abortion nonsense.”
In conversation with The wrapdefends director Dominik Blond against the criticism, claiming that the review arose because the film was released so soon after it tipped over Deer vs Wade.
“People are obviously concerned about the loss of freedoms,” he said. “But I mean, if I had made the film in 2008, nobody would have cared, and probably four years from now, nobody will care. And the film will not have changed. It’s just what’s going on.”
The Independent reached out to a Netflix representative for comment.
Aside from the abortion scenes, there is another moment in the film that sparks controversy, which is JFK (actor Caspar Phillipson previously played the President). jackie).
Many viewers have complained that the film is “unwatchable” and took to social media to say they couldn’t make it longer than 20 minutes Blond before you give it up
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/blonde-abortion-scenes-propaganda-b2188556.html Blonde CGI-speaking fetus is “anti-abortion propaganda,” says Planned Parenthood