Lady Boss: Jackie Collins’ new film celebrates the icon who changed the gender of women
“She changed the way women got to have sex; women got selfish in bed thanks to Jackie Collins.”
Before there was Kim and Khloe, Bella and Gigi, or even Kate Middleton and Pippa, there was Jackie and Joan. Dame Joan and Jackie Collins were two sisters who epitomized Hollywood glamor in the late 20th century, whether it was from Joan Collins ‘turning point in classic’ 80s soap Dynasty or the steamy erotic Jackie novels that she brought to life. started writing in 1968.
By the time of his death in 2015 at the age of 77, Jackie Collins had written 32 novels, all of which were on the New York Times bestseller list and had sold over 500 million copies. in the world.
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Outrageous, avant-garde, sexually liberated and revolutionary, the new docufilm, Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, celebrates the legacy left by a radical revolutionary who did it all in her own way.
Of course, not everyone was a fan. With titles like The Bitch, The Stud, and Poor Little Bitch Girl, she probably didn’t want to be either. “Nasty, dirty and disgusting” and accused of “creating all perverts in Britain” were some of the comments made to Jackie by famous novelist Barbara Cartland after the release of her first book, The World is Full of Men. married.
This nuanced heritage is explored in Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, which aired June 27 on CNN.
The film takes viewers on an immersive journey through the pioneering life of Jackie Collins.
Combining fact and fiction, the feature-length documentary tells the untold story of a revolutionary author and her mission to build a literary empire for one woman.
Told by a cast of Jackie’s closest friends and family, the film reveals the private struggles of a woman who became an icon of 1980s feminism while hiding her personal vulnerability behind a powerful and carefully crafted public figure. .
The film, which is part of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, has been very well received online.
Viewers were quick to celebrate the “fascinating and inspiring” life reflected in the film, with many remembering their early Jackie Collins novels as children, whether age-appropriate or not…
Watch the #JackieCollins movie on @CNN. I loved his books and I don’t care who knows. #GirlsCanDoAnything #LadyBossFilmJune 28, 2021
Locked up on @CNN for #LadyBossFilm Jackie Collins was my favorite when I was a kid. She wrote 32 books, I read at least 25… I didn’t have to read these books 😂June 28, 2021
To put it bluntly, it’s no surprise that other female celebrities were quick to praise the film and the subject matter.
Did you like Jackie Collins’ documentary on CNN? I liked it. #LadyBossFilmJune 28, 2021
Kathy Griffin tweeted how much she “LOVED” and RuPaul was quick to remind fans to tune in with a link.