Emily Ratajkowski slammed Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe film, Blonde, accusing it of “fetishizing female pain.”
The model shared on TikTok her thoughts about the new film which starred Ana de Armas as the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She said, “I’m not surprised to hear that it’s yet another movie fetishizing female pain, even in death.”
The 31-year-old actress, who is yet to watch the film, pointed out Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and the death of Princess Diana as examples. She emphasized that as a society, “we love to fetishize female pain … We obsess over dead girls and serial killers.”
The “My Body” author added that “as women — I mean, I can say for myself for sure — but I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own hurt in my life.” According to her, her issues “feels like something that can be tended to,” adding that it’s “kind of sexy” to be a “f–ked up girl.”
Ratajkowski explained, “I think we do that in many, many different ways. But I want that to change.
“So I have a proposal. I think we all need to be a little more pissed off. 2022, baby, is my bitch era. I think we should all be in our bitch era.”
Ratajkowski admitted on being “pissed off” when she gets to watch the film and referred to the mood as “nothing new.” She added, “I’m just gonna get angry.”
A day before Ratajkowski expressed her thoughts on social media, Courtney Stodden already informed Page Six, that they’ll boycott the film.
The 28-year-old singer said, “I will not be watching. As somebody who understands what it feels like to be exploited in a sexual way and then have people turn you into a joke when you are not a joke, I think diving into that is a little disrespectful.”
She asked others not to watch the movie, saying, “That is not Marilyn Monroe, that is not her story. It’s fictionalized and it’s to make her something she wasn’t. She never wanted to be the girl they’re painting her as.”
Ratajkowski and Stodden weren’t the only ones who slammed the movie. It has been criticized since it was released on September 16 for portraying Marilyn in an oversexualized context.