Netflix looks into the dark side of Marilyn Monroe with new documentary

1954: American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). (Photo by Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1954: American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). (Photo by Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) /

Everyone knows Marilyn Monroe. She’s one of the most popular sex symbols of the ’50s and early ’60s. But she was so much more than the image she portrayed. She was a talented actress who worked hard at her craft. She also showed young women that the sky’s the limit regardless of their background. Sadly, her life was cut short when she passed away from an overdose in 1962. This April, Netflix will be dropping The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Untold Tapes, a documentary exploring the mystery surrounding Marilyn’s untimely and tragic death.

The documentary was produced by Chris Smith and directed by Emma Cooper. Chris Smith’s production company, Library Films, is behind the movie. Library Films has produced other popular Netflix documentaries such as Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.

So when will The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Untold Tapes make its arrival on Netflix? Read on to find out the official release date.

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Untold Tapes release date

Netflix announced on its NetflixFilm Twitter account that the documentary will be released on the streamer on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. You can expect it to make its way to Netflix at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on its release date.

According to Broadcast, the documentary will focus on the circumstances surrounding her death and what led up to it. There will be previously unheard recordings of people that were close to Marilyn. In addition, there will also be a mix of archive footage and dramatic reconstruction.

The documentary is rated TV-MA, so it’s important that you make sure no kids are around when you begin watching it.

We’re still waiting on an official trailer, and we’re expecting it to be released within the next couple of weeks. Don’t worry. We’ll share the trailer as soon as Netflix releases it.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for new information on The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Untold Tapes!

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