As a noun, Blonde refers to a person’s hair color or light-colored skin. The word, pronounced with a silent “e,” is also used as an adjective for someone who is blonde.

It may seem a little odd to use blonde as a noun for someone who has light-colored hair, but it’s perfectly acceptable in English. You can even hear a television show or movie character describe her blonde coif with the same meaning. The adjective is generally used more frequently than the noun, though some people have a preference for one over the other.

Dominik uses his visual and sonic imagination to try and make the film fit its subject: he switches between various aspect ratios, shoots in color and black-and-white (Monroe made films in both), and reproduces indelible photos, sometimes with digital wizardry. His most crucial tool, however, is his lead actress, Ana de Armas.

Onscreen, Monroe bathes her allure in the warmest shades of temptation, but her evocative come-on is ultimately cut with a sense of despair, a feeling that lingers over her private life. This is the tension at the heart of Blonde.

On Blonde, Ocean reveals himself as profoundly interested in identities that are torn apart for any number of reasons. He has a knack for telling stories of sexual connection and disconnection that have a different tone than the sort of posturing you’ll find in pop music today: hip-hop’s off-color metaphors, R&B’s bedroom jams, and rock’s chaste earnestness. Blonde