And Ana isn’t the only member of the Blonde family surprised by its rating. As Blonde director Andrew Dominik, previously told Vulture, “I thought we’d colored inside the lines. But I think if you’ve got a bunch of men and women in a boardroom talking about sexual behavior, maybe the men are going to be worried about what the women think. It’s just a weird time.”
“I think if I’m given the choice, I’d rather go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story, he continued, “Because we know that her life was on the edge, clearly, from the way it ended. Do you want to see the warts-and-all version or do you want to see that sanitized version?”
Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ fictionalized novel, Netflix’s synopsis best explains that the film shows “a life both known and unknown” in a “boldly imaginative”.