This weekend, I decided to buckle down and watch two Marlene Dietrich movies, “Morocco” and “Blonde Venus”.
To date, I don’t think there has ever been someone who has taken such chances with sexuality and sophistication in film.
I’ve always been a fan, watching Marlene come on stage in a tuxedo, kiss a woman and still manage to woo the whole audience is incredible.
You have to realize it was the 1930’s and Marlene was the first person ever to “cross dress” in a major movie.
Her confidence is unbelievable and her love for pushing the envelope still makes my heart beat.
Zoom forward to Blonde Venus. One of my favorite scenes of all time is when Marlene comes out in shackles dressed as an ape and then morphs into a blonde voodoo goddess……. major!!!
Not only does she illuminate the screen with her presence, but the plot is so forward thinking.
If you like old movies… or just want to see where so many performers have taken their cues from, watch Marlene in these two movies- “Morocco” and “Blonde Venus”.