The CGI Talking Fetus in ‘Blonde’ Is an Abomination


Never have I wondered what it’s like to see the world from a vagina’s perspective. But Andrew Dominik, the director of Netflix’s gnarly, brutal, wrenching Blonde, apparently has. I assume that’s why one of the most unforgettable scenes in the (very fictionalized) Marilyn Monroe biopic involves forceps entering the actress’ vaginal cavity, shot from the vagina’s point of view.

Late into the film, a doctor is administering Marilyn’s second abortion. High on the barbiturates that would eventually kill her, Marilyn both accepts and rejects what’s happening to her in the operating room: She is in no position, mentally or otherwise, to have this baby, badly as she wants to.

Lest we want to champion the tortured actress for invoking her right to choose, Blonde forces us to see a harsh metal device scrunch its way inward and toward a fetus, terminating it. The movie clearly—and, obviously, controversially—wants us to believe that the fetus is very much alive. And not only that, but we’re meant to believe that it’s the same potential baby that Marilyn has lost twice before now, at this point.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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