De Armas, however, thinks the rating is unwarranted.
“Blonde” is an adaptation of a Joyce Carol Oates novel from director Andrew Dominik.
“If the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the f—ing audience’s problem,” he said. “It’s not running for public office.”
He added: “It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.”
The film is available for streaming on Netflix on September 23.