This documentary will detail the intimate psychological journey of Norma Jeane Baker, calling on never-before-interviewed relatives and experts in the field of psychology. The result of 10 years of extensive research, we are now able to unravel the myth of Marilyn. So many people have been taken in by the pre-approved, media-friendly story, which was in fact invented by Marilyn herself.
The film provides new and lesser-known information about her real childhood and upbringing. The film also looks into the help she received from notorious mobsters and the importance of several little-known mentors, starting with her acting coach Natacha Lytess.
The film combines exclusive interviews, rare archive materials and enlightening film extracts, alongside graphic illustrations and animations that will allow us to recreate several key moments of her private life. The film is directed by the same team that created the documentary “Tony Curtis, Driven to Stardom”, which attracted millions of viewers worldwide.
Ian Ayres produces documentaries with an edgy honesty that is hard to beat. From The Jill & Tony Curtis Story, The Universe of Keith Haring, Five Roads to Freedom: From Apartheid to the World Cup and several others he has covered a wide array of subjects with clarity and taste.