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SheWired's Shot of the Day: Michelle Williams Does Marilyn

SheWired's Shot of the Day: Michelle Williams Does Marilyn

There is moment in just about every workday when we come across something sexy, gratuitous, completely pointless and often not even lesbian that we wish we could post but don't under the auspices of there being no redeeming value. oday, we offer up a first look at Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. Still, we'd rather look at Michelle as a wanderin in Wendy and Lucy or as a lesbian feminist who hooks up with a butch Chloe Sevigny in If These Walls Could Talk 2.

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There is moment in just about every workday when we come across something sexy, gratuitous and completely pointless that we wish we could post but don't under the auspices of there being no redeeming value. Well, we at SheWired have made an executive decision to just throw any of our pseudo-feminist caution to the wind and to just post our fave shot of the day, whether it be sexy, salacious, or just because… Today, we offer up a first look at Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, via Deadline.

 

Hollywood can't seem to get enough of Marilyn Monroe movie reduxes. The silver screen icon is beyond meta, and this time it’s Oscar nominee for Brokeback Mountain Williams who’ll be portraying Marilyn in My Week with Marilyn, which has the BBC’s Cranford producer Simon Curtis at the helm. Rounding out the cast are Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh, Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier and Dame Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike.

While there is often much to love about Ms. Williams in general and specifically about her performances, I’m not feeling her Marilyn look, but it’s not her fault. She makes a lovely Marilyn. I’m blaming this on Marilyn fatigue because every damned wanna-be starlet from a has-been Lindsay Lohan to the 55-year-old, broke-down Marilyn impersonator on Hollywood Blvd. donning Marilyn garb has ruined the look for me.

So while I’m sure Michelle will be excellent in the role, I’d much prefer to think of her more au natural in a hoodie and cut-offs in the great indie flick Wendy and Lucy.


Or, as a lesbian feminist who hooks up with a butch Chloe Sevigny, despite her lesbian contemporaries’ protestations of caving to the dominant –what they perceived as oppressive -- paradigm of butch / femme relations in If These Walls Could Talk 2.

 

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.