End Of The Week Shorts #20 extract: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made that is not only quick, subtle and witty, but one of the most heated and sensual films ever to be rated U (G).
A deconstruction of both classical rom-coms and marriage, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, whilst a tad nihilistic and immoral, and overtly materialistic, means to reveal the crux of all relationships to be both attraction and security. Without pretence and without pulling many punches, this concept is put to screen perfectly with excellent performances by Monroe and Russel and brought to life with some brilliant musical numbers.
Simply one of those movies I can't stop grinning at from start to finish, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is flawless fun.