Overkill? A New TV Show Aims To Discover The Next Marilyn Monroe

My Week With Marilyn
, a new Marilyn-inspired makeup collection from MAC, the David Wills book, Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis, and the 50th anniversary of her death coming up in August, Marilyn mania seems to be reaching a fever pitch.

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.

Photo: Nick de Morgoli/David Wills


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