Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ★★★★★

Marilyn’s performance is so incredible in this film. That character is so clearly written to be a joke but Monroe gives her such wit and poise that the movie as a whole ends up feeling very non-judgemental towards her outlook on love. Important that her character is not in pursuit of money out of vanity but instead out of a desire for personal security. Like the song says, love is great...but it sure won’t pay the rent.

EDIT: Just checked and saw a woman wrote the screenplay so I clearly wasn’t giving this film enough credit on that front.

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