And now, a new TV show promises to continue the national obsession with a search for the real-life, modern-day version of the iconic blonde. Produced by eOne Television, in conjunction with her estate, the competition reality show will follow twelve contestants in their quest to be Hollywood's next It Girl. Considering Marilyn's now widely known troubles, her somewhat anti-modern and -feminist philosophy, and her singular, easy-to-emulate-but-impossible-to-replicate style, it seems almost in bad taste for this show to exist. But hey — it's reality TV. Bad taste is probably a given.
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