The ultimate sex symbol for men. But did Marilyn Monroe only love women? Fifty years after her death, an author who met the star questions her sexual identity
Questions to which the answer is no. Features some tremendously naff writing:
On a New York sidewalk, Marilyn Monroe stands with her legs astride a grating while the breeze generated by a subway train blows her accordion-pleated white dress up above her panties and around her ears.
‘Isn’t it delicious?’ she cries, as the breeze billows around her thighs.
That moment, perhaps the most vivid memory in the whole of Hollywood history, inflamed the libido of men everywhere
She circumnavigated an extremely large police detective in order to take the roses from me.
When Hyde died from a heart attack in December 1950, Natasha rescued Marilyn from a suicide attempt with a drug overdose.
Marilyn is "the ultimate love goddess" while Joan Crawford is "rampantly bisexual" (how does that work?).
There's also some well ropey amateur psychoanalysis:
In addition to her fear of giving birth to an abnormal child, Marilyn suffered from devastating bouts of endometriosis, a gynaecological condition causing intense pelvic pain, severe cramps and painful periods.
It made normal sexual intercourse difficult and uncomfortable.
‘Because of this,’ Holm explained, ‘Marilyn was never able to enjoy sex with men.'
It's the 'lesbian as failed heterosexual' hypothesis, popular in the dark ages of the 1960s and 70s.
The comments mix disgust at the tarnishing of Marilyn's legacy with the usual veneration of her timeless beauty. And:
I do not believe for one moment Elizabeth Taylor would give Monroe the time of day. Never mind a sexual encounter. Rubbish. Marilyn is a Gemini, they are well known for swinging both ways. Gemini woman are very Treacherous with Zero Loyalty . I avoid them.
- mary elizabeth, london, 21/7/2012 0:06 Rating 105