Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

10 Mar

In the loving memory of Jane Russell, who along with Marilyn Monroe, played a magnificent part in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blonde. Russell died at age 89, on February 28th this year.

I really think Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a really well done movie, way ahead of its time, playing with prejudices about men and women, and about beauty. I’m not a fan of musicals, I usually cringe when I see them, but this one is really something out of the extraordinary.

The scene in this movie where Monroe sings Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, was also reduplicated in singer Madonna’s “Material Girl” video. Sadly enough, thanks to this movie to name a few, Monroe was after this always considered as the dumb blonde, which seemed to haunt her also in real life.

If you’re a cheap skate just like me, you can watch the full movie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, here.

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One Response to “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

  1. Patrick March 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Nej, jag ser heller inte riktigt kopplingen mellan Sauron och vår monark. Men kan det kanske inte vara lite Gollum över Daniel Westling månntro? 😉

    Att folk vill ha Sauron på 200-lappen: en grupp fantasynördars futila önskedröm, eller en subtil satirisk och politisk pik mot Sveriges nuvarande skick? Tåls att funderas på!

    Jag blir f.ö. alltid lite konfunderad vilket språk man skall kommentera på när diskussionen i sig är på svenska men denna blogg (varav du har ett par stycken nu vill jag påpeka! :D) är på engelska.

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