Reframed: Marilyn Monroe

Genre: Documentaries, Autumn 22

Duration: 4 x 60'

Year of Production: 2022

Production Company: Raw TV

Commissioned By: CNN, US

Definition: HD

The feminist icon who tore up the rule book

This fascinating new series revisits the extraordinary story of a girl who sprang from nowhere to become the most famous woman in the world. Narrated by Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Molly’s Game), it reveals a complex, fascinating woman who took on power brokers in Hollywood and courageously challenged the misogyny of 1950’s America, all while beating the odds to succeed in a man’s world.

Only a few short years after her first audition at a Hollywood studio, she co-wrote an article exposing the bad behaviour of studio executives and warning other women about ‘wolves’ in the industry. By posing nude, she kickstarted a change in attitude towards female sexuality. She negotiated a contract to make movies on her terms when it wasn’t the done thing and even risked her own position to support her husband Arthur Miller when he was hauled in front of Congress, suspected of being a communist sympathiser. Her untimely death was tragic, but in many ways, her story is not. And Marilyn’s story isn’t just the story of one woman— in many ways, it is the story of every woman.