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Parents Guide to BLONDE on Netflix

Wondering if Blonde if ok for tweens or teens? Spoiler alert: No, it’s not. In any way. Blonde is rated NC-17 and is full of graphic nudity and traumatizing scenes. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Blonde.

Blonde Parents Guide

Blonde Parents Guide

Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.

Why is Blonde Rated NC-17?

Blonde is rated NC-17 for sexual content, nudity, and language which means some content is not suitable for children under 18 years old.

Is Blonde Ok For Teens?

Blonde is vulgar, has graphic nudity throughout the entire film, has rape scenes, abortion, abuse of every kind, and a talking vagina. To sum it up, no, Blonde is not teen friendly or appropriate for teens. Blonde is rated NC-17 for many reasons.


There is plenty of profanity in Blonde including uses of f*ck, a**, sh*t, bit*h, damn, and uses of sexual words like c*ck and whore.

Mature Content

The whole film is full of mature content like nudity, attempted suicide, physical and emotional abuse, rape and sex. 

There is full frontal nudity in Blonde including boobs and an erect penis. There are threesomes and scenes of masturbation and oral sex. There are also graphic scenes of rape and abortions which will be triggering for some. In one scene involving abortion, an unborn baby talks and you get the view from the vagina including the forceps coming for the fetus. The whole thing is incredibly disturbing.

In graphic scenes of violence, a mother tries to drown her daughter in a bathtub. A man beats a woman. There are scenes of domestic violence. 

Characters use drugs and alcohol. 

Blonde Age Rating

Is Blonde Appropriate for Kids Under 17?

Just in case it wasn’t clear before, Blonde is not appropriate for any kids or teens and is for adults only. I don’t even recommend it for adults. 

I don’t think anybody is questioning Ana de Armas’s commitment to the role, Marilyn Monroe, or her craft. She gives an incredible performance. However, the shock value all in the name of “art” is what I question. 

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