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Old 07-27-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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She might have been one of the world's premier sex symbols, but Marilyn Monroe was plagued with well-documented personal insecurities -- among them the possibility she might be a lesbian, a new book alleges.

Author Lois Banner describes Monroe's doubts about her sexuality in her new book, "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox," an extract of which has been published in The Guardian.

Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Hollywood Icon Had Affairs With Women, New Book Alleges
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Anything to sell a book. More trash that a dead person can't defend for themselves.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Anything to sell a book. More trash that a dead person can't defend for themselves.

they could have at least had her sharing her love muffin with anyone except Joan Crawford I mean come on................
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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they could have at least had her sharing her love muffin with anyone except Joan Crawford I mean come on................
Eww, seriously. I believe she liked men, but who knows, she might have liked women, too. Just seems like we'd have heard something before now!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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they could have at least had her sharing her love muffin with anyone except Joan Crawford I mean come on................
I agree, Joan Crawford ??????????
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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She might have been one of the world's premier sex symbols, but Marilyn Monroe was plagued with well-documented personal insecurities -- among them the possibility she might be a lesbian, a new book alleges.

Author Lois Banner describes Monroe's doubts about her sexuality in her new book, "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox," an extract of which has been published in The Guardian.

Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Hollywood Icon Had Affairs With Women, New Book Alleges

I think fro everything that I have read about her, which is substantial; that she suffered fro Boarderline Personality Disorder. (BPD)

Often people with BPD suffer fro sexuality confusion. They are not actually Gay, but they are indiscriminate in who they bed down with. They like sex, and nymphomania is another trait.

Ms. Monroe's history or abuse, multiple care givers, being a foster child, rejected by her mentally ill mother, and her tenure in an orphanage would all point to this diagnosis and perhaps to reactive attachment disorder. (RAD)

She was a very troubled and sad figure, albeit very beautiful and talented. I do not think that she was a true lesbian. I am sure she might have had those experiences.

I'm also sure that she suffered sexual abuse as a child and teenager. Typical of women with BPD.

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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Anything to sell a book. More trash that a dead person can't defend for themselves.
Well put. So sad that people have to be trashed years and years later.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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I've done countless research on this woman and based off her history, a lesbian affair isn't that unbelievable. She's done way worse. It kills me when want to basically erase Monroe's history and reputation in Hollywood and make her out to be all innocent and clean. Keep it real. She slept with everyone and anyone who could get her a deal. People exaggerate her career and stardom because she was beautiful and provocative in a conservative time period. Folks are in love with the idea of rebelliousness so they find Monroe compelling. The truth is she was nothing special. Contrary to popular belief, she CANNOT act or sing. She played mostly dumb blondes because that's all she could do. People want to feel sorry for her because once again, she was beautiful and to think she had an abusive childhood just melts hearts. Not as sad as some child dying in Africa I guess.

It's hard to believe people think Paris Hilton and all the other young dumb blondes in Hollywood today are far off from Marilyn. They aren't. People are just apt to defend Monroe because for one thing she was more aesthetically gifted than most women we see today in film, and was provocative and breaking sexual boundaries in a conservative time period. Having a career during the golden age of Hollywood certainly helped her as well. But if you take away the time period and her put in modern day Hollywood, you would see there is literally no difference between the two. She was a mediocre actress who got famous off her cooch and looks. Just like every other D-list celebrity in Hollywood today.

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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I agree, Joan Crawford ??????????
That's what I meant with eww, seriously. I mean, does she even count?
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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She's not here to defend herself........
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