Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Today's film is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  It stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe as Dorothy and Lorelei, two cabaret singers. Dorothy is like crazy hot. Lorelei is a shameless gold digger who is dating a nerdy guy but still exploits other men for jewels, especially diamonds which she loves and sings about.

Lorelei goes on a cruise to France paid for by her boyfriend's father, who disapproves of her, mainly because she is a shameless gold digger. She takes Dorothy with her as her "chaperone", but she's there to ogle hot guys.  Also, this is a musical, but there's not too much singing in it.

I know that feel, Dorothy. God damn.

Lorelei's future father-in-law hires a private investigator to follow her around and prove that she's cheating on her boyfriend.  She does, and she weasels a man, Piggy, into giving his wife's diamond tiara to her.  I don't trust any woman that calls her man "daddy".

Dorothy falls in love with the pi, because he is hot.  But, she gets wise to what he's doing, and steals back the incriminating photos of her friend.  When they get to France, Lorelei's father-in-law stops paying for anything after learning what she's done.  Without any money, they are forced to leave the hotel and get jobs again.  Although without work visas, they could have been deported and gotten their old jobs back where they live.

Piggy's wife and lawyer accuse Lorelei of stealing her diamond tiara, which she technically did.  She blackmailed him into giving it to her, even though it wasn't his to give.  Dorothy does what she can to clear her friend's name and get back with the hot pi.  I will give this film a 6/10.


  1. I got a kick out of Jane Russell essentially doing a Marilyn Monroe impression on the stand.