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Ana de Armas' 'Blonde' Director Reacts to NC-17 Rating, Says Film Will Probably 'Offend Everyone'

Ana de Armas' 'Blonde' Director Reacts to NC-17 Rating, Says Film Will Probably 'Offend Everyone'

Ana de Armas‘ new movie may raise some eyebrows.

Late last month, it was announced that the 33-year-old star’s forthcoming Marilyn Monroe Netflix project Blonde had gotten a NC-17 as its official rating from the MPA.

In a new interview with Vulture, director Andrew Dominik said that he was surprised to receive such a restrictive rating.

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“I was surprised. Yeah. I thought we’d colored inside the lines,” he said. “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. It’s not like depictions of happy sexuality. It’s depictions of situations that are ambiguous. And Americans are really strange when it comes to sexual behavior, don’t you think? I don’t know why. They make more porn than anyone else in the world.”

When asked if he felt Netflix was worried about the film, Dominik replied: “I mean, look, mate, Netflix is a big business with much bigger fish to fry than Blonde, in terms of where they spend their money. They’re paying $400 million for movies. A little $22 million movie, it’s not going to break the bank for Netflix. They just want to get their sort of marketing plan in order, I think, before they start rolling it out. Then we’ve got to work out how they want it to enter the world. It’s not going to come out ’til September. We shouldn’t even be talking about it. [Laughs] By the time Blonde comes out, everyone’s going to be sick of talking about it.”

The filmmaker also added that if Blonde had premiered several years ago, “it would have come out right when #MeToo hit and it would have been an expression of all that stuff. We’re in a time now, I think, where people are really uncertain about where any lines are. It’s a film that definitely has a morality about it. But it swims in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it will be as cut-and-dried as people want to see it. There’s something in it to offend everyone.”

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Blonde. Check out the photos we have from set here!

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