Bad Seeds frontman Nick Cave is staying true to his most recent project and named Netflix’s NSFW film “Blonde” his favorite film “of all time.”
The release of the Andrew Dominik-directed drama, which is rated a rare and staggering NC-17, has proven to be controversial as many slammed the film for its portrayal of the late Marilyn Monroe.
But the musician, who joined forces with Warren Ellis to record the film’s soundtrack, shrugged off mass criticism surrounding the biopic and insisted it’s some of the best cinematography he’s ever laid eyes on.
In the latest edition of the Aussie singer’s interactive newsletter “The Red Hand Files” he was asked, “What is your favorite film of all time?”
“Dear Sourav, Blonde. Love, Nick,” he responded to the fan’s question.
The film is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name and also stars Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Toby Huss, and Julianne Nicholson.
De Armas, who plays Monroe, was so intent on portraying the screen icon’s life story as accurately as possible she visited Monroe’s grave in Los Angeles to ask for her permission.
Last month, Adrien Brody, who plays Monroe’s third husband Arthur Miller in the film, called Dominik “beautifully brave” for tackling the film the way he did.
“I think that since it’s told in this first-person perspective, it works somehow for the film to be a traumatic experience,” Brody told The Hollywood Reporter. “Because you’re inside of her – her journey and her longings and her isolation – amidst all of this adulation.”
“It’s brave and it takes a while to digest,” the Oscar winner, 49, continued. “And I think it’s in conflict with what the public’s perception of what her life is. It’s fearless filmmaking.”
The Post’s two-star review of the film describes it as “hollow,” and says the film “amounts to one brutally horrible moment after another.”