Monroe cultists will undoubtedly have a field day with NORMA JEAN AND MARILYN, alternately being titillated by and disputing the facts presented here. A good example of fuel for the first is the fact that the film shows Marilyn dying chastely dressed, in contradiction to what is perhaps
the most commonly-known "fact" about her, that her corpse was found nude.
At a church service, 18-year-old Norma Jean Dougherty (Ashley Judd) stands naked and unembarrassed among the other churchgoers. It is a dream she is recounting to her new friend Eddie Jordan (Josh Charles), who is smitten with Norma Jean and her open sexuality. Norma Jean makes no secret of the
fact that s...