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New film shows why Marilyn Monroe was so much more than a sex symbol

By DW
28 September 2022   |   10:49 am
A new film about the Hollywood icon shows how Monroe was ahead of her time politically. It also highlights the personal tragedies that drove her to an early grave. 'Blonde' premieres on Netflix on September 28.

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