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Did anyone else watch the CNN special on Marilyn Monroe instead of the football playoffs this evening?

The best commentary came from some lady named Ellen Bursting who, I presume, is an actress who portrayed Marilyn or inherited her mantle as a sex goddess sometime in the 1970s. Anyway, everyone was in complete agreement that Marilyn Monroe was the original JLo and Kim Kardashian.

by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2022 1:14 AM


by Anonymousreply 1January 17, 2022 4:34 AM

If J Lo and KK were sweet and charming.

by Anonymousreply 2January 17, 2022 4:35 AM

They are trying to present her as a strong feminist, but the number of times they have to acknowledge the men she fucked to get to the top and making excuses for her is kinda funny.

by Anonymousreply 3January 17, 2022 11:32 PM

R3 Yeah I didn’t know she moved in with her agent (an ugly hairy little man) in the early 50s. And “dated” (fucked) some studio head before that. And who knows who else she fucked to get ahead.. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 4January 17, 2022 11:42 PM

R4 But she was a “strong, independent woman” and “powerful feminist” though!

by Anonymousreply 5January 17, 2022 11:44 PM

She was a stupid whore.

by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 12:01 AM

How can they compare Marilyn to that cheap trashy whore KK?

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 12:14 AM

What’s the name of the CNN Marilyn Monroe special?

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 12:22 AM

Movie sex goddess Marilyn Monroe came after many blonde bombshells before her, like Jean Harlow in the 1930s. She was the Kim K of her time in the 1950s until her tragic death in the early 1960s. Forever young and beautiful in movies and photos...

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 12:33 AM

Marilyn actually had talent. She was a gifted model. Her photos are considered so iconic that many female celebs (including JLo, Kim K, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan) have copied and continue to copy her imagery. She had many imitators when she was alive, too. Marilyn had natural comedic timing. She was also a decent enough singer. She kept her personal life private. It's only after her death that tabloid stories and hundreds of biographies were published, making it seem like her life was an open book to the public when she was alive. It was not. The one who whores out every detail of her life for any kind of attention is Kim K.

No one was "the original Kim Kardashian." Kim is in a low class by herself: a talentless but successful famewhore. She took what Paris Hilton did (make and distribute a sex tape and lie that it was sold without her permission) to be famous because she has nothing of talent to offer – that is, if you don't consider selling every trivial detail of your existence a "talent". She is the poster child for self-absorption, self-aggrandizement, and endless materialism. She is the stupid celebrity today's garbage pop culture deserves.

BTW, Marilyn was no saint, but she wasn't the worst in Hollywood, either. Grace Kelly fucked more of her married co-stars than Marilyn. Audrey Hepburn cheated with two married men. Coming from wealth and privileged connections, Grace, Audrey, Elizabeth Taylor, and Gene Tierney were spared the casting couch that poor aspiring actresses could hardly avoid. Grace and Audrey don't get "slut-shamed" like Marilyn because they sold a fake aristocratic, AKA "classy," persona. Marilyn was a sex symbol who came from poverty and is thus automatically assumed to have slept with everybody in town. False.

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 12:53 AM

Watched Bus Stop again yesterday. She's wonderful in it.

by Anonymousreply 11January 18, 2022 12:56 AM

Ellen Bursting was wonderful in "Alice still lives here anymore."

by Anonymousreply 12January 18, 2022 1:04 AM

The Academy voters agree with you, r12.

by Anonymousreply 13January 18, 2022 1:07 AM

R12. Yes, and in Restroom Where I Cream.

I hope OP was joking with Bursting.

by Anonymousreply 14January 18, 2022 1:08 AM

I hope Kim Kardashian meets a violent end. Dead-eyed sociopathic skank.

by Anonymousreply 15January 18, 2022 1:10 AM

Ellen turns up as a talking head in the documentary. Still looks good.

by Anonymousreply 16January 18, 2022 1:11 AM

Ellen Bursting with Flavor Pringles!

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by Anonymousreply 17January 18, 2022 11:26 PM

Watching the special now, nothing new but my god, she was luminous in her prime. She may have been familiar with the casting coach but so were lots of other actresses. She had the genuine talent to make it to the top.

by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2022 1:01 AM

No talent who was overexposed

by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2022 1:05 AM

Luminous and genuinely funny. Kim Kardashian is gutter trash by comparison.

by Anonymousreply 20January 24, 2022 1:09 AM

The documentary is called Reframed: Marilyn Monroe .

And don't even mention that trashbag whore Kim K in the same breath as Monroe.

by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2022 1:14 AM
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