“The truth is I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves. Men sometimes didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead, they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them — and fooling them.” – My Story (1974; Marilyn Monroe co-written with Ben Hecht; 2007 edition), p. 133
I wanted to expose the ways that we do this to so many women and female icons – we only see their exterior, and they exist to satisfy us. We turn them into AI – Artificial Intelligence. We construct them in our minds as an android – an empty shell, transparent with nothing inside whose feelings don’t matter at all. I chose the color palette of the background green and her fiery hair to highlight society’s flashy, neon, shallow portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.
If you adore Marilyn Monroe and what she represents, please also look at my “Famous Tweets In History Series – Marilyn Monroe.”