Misfits M • 14m
Documenting four days in 1961 in which Marilyn Monroe was unknowingly, and indefinitely, admitted to the psychiatric ward of a New York clinic by her psychiatrist. Shortly thereafter while in recovery, Monroe wrote a letter. With 100% of the films' screenplay taken directly from it, Misfit M. sheds light on a chapter of Monroe's life from a completely untampered point-of-view. The film lives in a trance; a mirror of Monroe's health at the time. At moments scattered, nostalgic and bitter, Marilyn's words portray a woman who was incredibly misunderstood and lonely but also incredibly smart, thoughtful and at times playful. In addition to the never-ending intrigue of Monroe, Misfit M. is also a window into the abuse and mistreatment of both mental health and of power in a corrupt system.
Thanks to the cooperation of Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles and the blessing of the current owner of Monroe's letter, this story has been taken off the page.