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Before Gaga, before Madonna, before Blondie—there was Marilyn Monroe, America’s most famous (and infamous) blonde bombshell. In My Week with Marilyn, director Simon Curtis’ adaptation of Colin Clark’s memoir, a young man (Eddie Redmayne) escorts Monroe (Michelle Williams) around England while she’s making 1957’s The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh).

 

Enter to win a My Week With Marilyn prize pack including Wayfarer-style sunglasses, mints and movie poster!

 

It’s easy: Just tell us in the comments field which celebrity, living or dead, you’d like to chaperone around for a week . (Be sure to use your real email address so we can contact you if your a winner!)

The contest ends Tuesday, November 29, at 6pm EST.

Below, check out a trailer to the movie—remixed by Mike Relm and featuring Katie Perry’s new single, “The One That Got Away.”

 

 

The Weinstein Company Presents My Week With Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Redmayne. Directed by Simon Curtis. In theaters November 23  and wide release November 25

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41 Comments

  • sydney anderson

    I would love to chaperone liz taylor what a life she had!!

  • kjc

    I wouldn’t mind showing Ms. Rachel Maddow around.

    Or Michelle Williams, if she would have me.

  • ZHamm

    Jean Harlow was the original platinum blonde bombshell. Why did they have to ruin a good movie w/ Katie Perry on the soundtrack? Katie can’t sing, she sounds and looks like a man. Katie uses a ghost singer and auto-tune. Katie Perry needs to stop pretending to know something about Betty Paige & Marilyn Monroe. Katie Perry has no talent. Katie is a fundamentalist evangelical christian homo/queerphobe. Katie Perry is the next Anita Bryant & Carrie Prejean.

  • Henry

    The sad thing about being a genius (and even a rare kind of genius) isn’t just that I don’t get to meet Marilyn. It’s also that no one even knows I’m a genius unless they have some intelligence of their own. An intelligent person can always spot an intelligent person, but try to get a stupid person to spot one, or an average person. They can’t do it, and it’s so infuriating because there’s nothing you can do to make them understand. I’m forced against my will to bring everyone else up to my level, when I would like to descend to theirs. All throughout my life I’ve had to pretend to be at an equal level to other people just to have any conversation whatsoever, which is very isolating. I can very easily outpace people who have the same interests that I do and are ten years older than me, and who are more educated than I am. More than once a teacher has talked to me “confidentially” expressing a thought that he or she imagined to be a very original one, a thought I, the student, wouldn’t have had on my own, but, no, I’ve already had all those thoughts. I don’t show signs when that happens. Better to humor them in most cases. Altogether, there are perhaps twelve people in the country who could appreciate my mind fully, and about as many worldwide who could do exactly what I can do with my mind. The loss of a person like that would be an enormously sad thing, even unthinkable….

  • o

    @Henry: It must have been adding insult to injury considering that, for a long time, you were a Christian and deeply indebted to Paul. After all, it was Paul who taught that people of intelligence shouldn’t use their intelligence to their advantage. He detailed how he handicapped himself, and how all teachers were supposed to handicap themselves, all throughout 1 Corinthians. Sometimes a genius really wants nothing more than to assert his genius, once and for all, but a follower of Paul would always restrain himself, and never make use of his intelligence for competitive purposes. What a shame. What a waste!

  • tomyd

    I would love to chaperone, Mariah Carey.

  • queertypie

    I would chaperone Anderson Cooper around for a week.

    p.s. it’s–(Be sure to use your real email address so we can contact you if YOU’RE a winner!)

  • Brandonj449

    I would want to chaperone the amazing Marilyn Monroe. I have been a fan of hers since I was quite young. I admire her coy attitude and the fact that she was a lot more intelligent than many gave her credit for. Ms. Monroe knew what people wanted and gave it to them. Her quotes are amazing tidbits into who she really was, my favorite being “It isn’t true that I had nothing on, I had the radio on”

  • queertypie

    I would love to chaperone Anderson Cooper around for a week.

    p.s.

    it’s–(Be sure to use your real email address so we can contact you if YOU’RE a winner!)

  • queertypie

    @queertypie: sorry for the double posting :(

  • Tim S.

    I would love to escort James Dean around for a week, if he were alive. He was a fascinating person, and I’m sure we would get into all sorts of crazy hijinks!

  • Conrad

    I would love to chaperon the one and only Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

  • ChrisC

    Marilyn Monroe! She was and always will be my biggest idol. Although I would also love to spend the week with Amy Winehouse, she would be amazing.

  • RC

    Princess Diana, I’d love to really know what happened the night she died. Also, I’d like to help her spread good deeds to the world and inspire people.

  • Que Banh

    I’d love to have chaperoned Ansel Adams because I admire his work so much. I’d have enjoyed seeing how he created his beautiful photographs and what inspired him the most.

  • DenverBarbie

    Do “prophets” count as celebrities? I think I’d love to kick it with Joseph Smith. And if I could get two for the price of one- clear a seat in my car for L. Ron Hubbard! That would be a riot!

    Alive- sign me up for Bruce LaBruce. I think he’d be self-interested and make the week insufferable… we could be kindred spirits. ;)

  • Rich Henning

    I would like to escort Mariska Hargitay for a week. I am amazed by her. That she persued a career as an actress after the way the business treated her mother blows me away. I was a paperboy when her mother died, I recall reading the story of the crash over and over as I rolled that day’s papers. Mariska and her brother were trapped in the back seat of the car for hours with what was thought to be their mother’s severed head (turned out to be her wig). How does one overcome trauma like that?

  • Alex

    Isadora Duncan has always been an inspiration to me, so I would love to spend a week with her. She really stood up for her art despite any rejection or controversy. Plus, seeing her opinion of modern dance, which she’s dubbed the “mother” of, would be really interesting.

  • Mike R.

    I’d love to chaperone Madonna.

  • Mycosyco

    I would love to chaperone Madonna.

  • yup

    Jesus, are you serious?
    But really, I’d pick Jesus.
    It’s been 2000 years and he’s still famous.

    Plus, can you imagine chaperoning the one and only around? He was such a maverick! One day you’d be walking him around, the masses clamoring just to touch him. The next day he destroys an entire marketplace in a temple. It would be so exciting! Think of all the wine! And you’d be the only one that knew the skinny on him and Mary Magdalene too…

    Chaperoning Jesus for a week would be great because it would be like being People magazine for one week, except if the only celebrity that existed was a cross between Lady Gaga, Robin Hood, and magic…

  • Glenn

    Joan Rivers!

  • Kev C

    I would like to chapperone James Mason or Vincent Price. Sure, they’re dead, but their bones should be reasonably intact and roadworthy.

  • Lynn Austin

    Bette Davis, darling.

  • Starry Eyed

    I would love to chaperone Adele, if only to be around that magnificent voice!

  • Chelsea C

    I would chaperone Maggie Gyllenhaal for the day. She is so beautiful and talented!!

  • Tony

    I would love to chaperone Jim Morrison for a week. What a dark yet enlightening week that would be. Maybe i could be a muse for a poem or two!

  • Chopsie

    Escorting MM around would be divine, but I’d love to chaperone Billie Holiday. She was hilarious, loved to party, cook and dress glamorously, and… I’d get to hear her sing.

  • Tristan White

    I’d love to chaperone Lady Gaga around because being next to your biggest inspiration would probably make any day a good day

  • Tony G.

    I’d chaperone Einstein around. I’d love to be smarter than I am,and if he couldn’t help make that happen, no one could!

  • Kat

    I would love to chaperone Jennifer Tilly for a week. Anyone that can make hot on-screen love to Gina Gershon one minute, then masquerade as a completely adorable psycho-killer doll the next is tops in my book. I don’t care if everyone around me would be turned off by her “unique” voice, more time of her goosebump-causing words directed only at me. ;)

  • robert

    I would love to follow around Madonna..she is Marilyn with less talent and more cunning

  • John

    Natalie Portman. The first time I remember seeing her was in Star Wars, I remember thinking how beautiful she was and I went out to buy her action figures. Than I watched Garden state and Closer. That is when I really started to take notice of her and started paying attention to her in the media. I think she has this really down to earth attitude and at the same time she is fun. I could imagine that almost anything from travelling to getting wasted to both? Would be a really awesome experience. She just seems like a great, normal person to be around.

  • Marcus

    I’d love to spend a week with Lady Gaga to see if, like Marilyn Monroe, Gaga is simply a role Stefani Germanotta plays.

  • elissa

    I would have loved to follow Madonna, from the 80’s, she was so much better back then!

  • R.

    I would love to chaperone Ryan Reynolds for a week. Not only is he gorgeous, but that way I could steal his work out regimen.

  • Joel Fredrick

    I would love to spend time as a chaperone with Martin Luther King Jr. He has led a path of breaking down barriors for human rights and that is amazing. I could hopefully learn from him and help make today better for others who are discriminated against in this country.

  • Dave

    After seeing the grace she’s carried herself with, and the fact that she’s an amazing actress, I’d go with our imitation Marilyn, Michelle Williams.

  • Kenmontana

    It would be a pleasure and a privilege to chaperone Queen Elizabeth around or Prince William and his wife . I am not certain they get to spend much time with everyday folks, let alone queer folk. They command attention and could then make a huge difference with equality issues and tolerance.

  • mississippi vunderboy

    I would absolutely love to chaperone Joan Crawford around and then we would end with a tour of my closet and hopefully their would be no wire hangers LOL

  • mississippi vunderboy

    I would absolutely have to chaperone Joan Crawford around and then we would end with a tour of my closet and hopefully their will be no wire hangers LOL

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