A significant portion of the Netflix film Blonde focuses on Marilyn Monroe’s relationship with her mother, Gladys Peal Baker, and the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, including one scene where Baker attempts to drown her daughter when she was a child. The film’s director Andrew Dominik admits to being inspired by Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, but he also makes clear the story is one entirely of fiction. However, there are some truths involved in the making of the film, including that doctors did diagnose Baker with paranoid schizophrenia.
Marilyn Monroe’s mother and grandmother allegedly tried to kill her when she was a child. Read More