Annie's Staff Pick
Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story
The untold story of the trailblazing novelist Jackie Collins and her mission to build a one-woman literary empire.
Director: Laura Fairrie
Cast includes: Jackie Collins, Joan Collins
96 Mins / 2021 / USA/UK
Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story takes us on an immersive journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins. Spinning together fact and fiction, this feature documentary tells the untold story of a ground-breaking author and her mission to build a one-woman literary empire. Narrated 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 whilst hiding her personal vulnerability behind a carefully crafted, powerful, public persona.
Lady Boss is a fabulous, hilarious and deeply moving feminist fairy-tale. The film evolves from a celebration of Jackie’s revolutionary novels - which placed female sexuality at the heart of their storytelling - into a multi-layered deliberation on feminism, family dynamics, and the universal quest to understand how our childhood experiences and early traumas ultimately make us who we are.
This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.
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