Jackie Collins, who mastered the artwork of the Hollywood potboiler, spinning tales of intercourse and celeb into a unprecedented literary career, is the topic of a brand new documentary coming to CNN on the finish of the month.
The cable information channel introduced at the moment it’ll premiere LADY BOSS: The Jackie Collins Story at 9pm ET and PT on June 27. The movie, directed by Laurie Fairrie, takes its title from one in all Collins’ novels, that includes maybe her most well-known character, Lucky Santangello. Among her 32 novels, 5 had been constructed round Lucky; movie diversifications had been manufactured from a number of of them, with Kim Delaney taking part in Lucky in a single movie and Nicollette Sheridan taking the function in two others.
In all, Collins, the youthful sister of actress Joan Collins, bought greater than half a billion books in over 40 nations.
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“Her writing boldly extolls female power, sexual pleasure, and freedom, often with the glamourous backdrop of Hollywood’s high society,” CNN famous. “Her works such as Chances (1981), Hollywood Wives (1983), and The Santangelos (2015) have never been out of print and continue to delight generations of readers around the world, creating community among her fans, and generating debate among others over her self-styled brand of feminism.”
According to CNN, the documentary attracts on household images, dwelling motion pictures, audio recordings of Collins’ books, and “even excerpts from Collins’ personal diaries.”
“Decades before ‘meToo,’ Collins talked of experiencing Hollywood’s ‘casting couch,’” CNN wrote. “Years later, Collins mined the not-all-that-glitters-is-gold world that she would come to dominate, fictionalizing many of the true tales of her Hollywood experiences for her novels.”
The movie delves into Jackie’s two marriages, together with to the “love of her life,” Oscar Lerman, who inspired Collins to pursue writing. She died in 2015 on the age of 77.
“Fairrie follows Collins through her final days, including a determined return to London for a farewell to her beloved siblings, actress Joan and Bill, her sister-in-law, Hazel, and her close circle of business confidants,” CNN revealed. “During that London visit, most did not realize Collins was in her final days of breast cancer, and had secretly lived with the devastating disease for six years. Along the way, Fairrie interweaves interviews with Collins’ cherished daughters Tiffany, Tracy, and Rory, and dearest friends, to yield a sometimes surprisingly vulnerable portrait of a relatable and complex woman, behind the fan-craved chronicles of Hollywood scandals and sex.”
LADY BOSS: The Jackie Collins Story is directed by Fairrie and produced by John Battsek and Lizzie Gillett. The documentary is a Passion Pictures manufacturing for ABC Studios, CNN Film, and BBC Arts, in affiliation with Ventureland.
CNN calls the movie “a definitive, cinematic portrait of the trailblazing author, mother, rebel, and icon.”