Emily Ratajkowski criticizes ‘Blonde’ for ‘fetishizing female pain’

Emily Ratajkowski calls out the Andrew Dominik-directed Marilyn Monroe biopic, “Blonde,” accusing the film of “fetishing female pain.”

The model took to TikTok on Friday to air the film starring Ana de Armas, which she has yet to watch.

“I’m not surprised to hear that it’s another movie that fetishizes female pain, even in death,” said the 31-year-old actress.

Ratajkowski cited collective fascination with Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and the death of Princess Diana as examples, claiming that, as a society, “we like female pain fetishes… We’re obsessed with dead girls and serial killers.”

The author of “My Body” also confessed that “as a woman — I mean, I can say it for myself — but I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own pain in my life.”

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Emily Ratajkowski criticized Marilyn Monroe’s “Blonde” biopic for “fetishing female pain, even in death.”
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She explained that her issues “feel like something that can be addressed,” calling it “pretty sexy” to be a “f-ked-up girl.”

Ratajkowski commented: “I think we do that in many, many different ways. But I want that to change.

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The model plans to be “pissed” when watching the movie.
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“So I have a proposal. I think we should all be a little pissed off,” the “Gone Girl” star continued. “2022, honey, is my bitch era. I think we should all be in our bitch era.”

Ratajkowski said she plans to be “pissed” when she watches the film, based on Joyce Carol Oates’s semi-fictional biography of the same name, who calls that mood “nothing new.”

“I’m just going to get mad,” she concluded.

A day before Ratajkowski’s social media upload, Courtney Stodden told Vidak For Congress they will boycott the film.

“I’m not going to watch,” the 28-year-old singer said on Thursday. “As someone who understands what it feels like to be exploited in a sexual way and then have people turn you into a joke when you’re not a joke, I think it’s a bit disrespectful to dive into that.”

Stodden urged others not to watch the film “please”, adding: “That’s not Marilyn Monroe, that’s not her story. It’s fictional and it’s to make her into something she wasn’t.” She never wanted to be the girl they paint her as.”

“Blonde” has been critically panned since its September 16 release, with many reviews decrying the story for portraying the iconic actress in a reducing, over-sexualized light.

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