Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the famous saying “Diamonds are a girls’ best friend?” Well, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes there’s an entire musical number about it. On Tuesday, June 11, The Austin Film Society presents the classic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring the sexy, iconic film legend Marilyn Monroe.
The Austin Film Society’s Essential Cinema series beguiles us with their Marilyn films that captivate and illuminate her charisma. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of her most iconic roles as a bombshell blonde. It’s arguably the film that made her name and face well known throughout the entire world.
The film chronicles two performers and best friends with completely opposite personalities that stir them into trouble. Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) is a man-eater while Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) is money hungry. Trouble occurs as they travel by boat to Paris.
The film begins at 7 p.m. and is screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. Ticket prices for general admission are $8 but a student discount can be applied with a valid student I.D. Online purchases close at 3 p.m. the day of the screening. Remaining tickets are available at the designated theater. AFS members also have discounted ticket options or free screenings they can attend as long as they are logged in. For more updates on upcoming films visit AFS’ website.