I don’t know about you, but I miss the ’80s. Everything was fine in the ’80s. (I mean, it wasn’t, but I personally didn’t know that at the time.) Plus, we were all obsessed with the extravagant, delightful, “sizzle novelist” Jackie Collins, little sister of Joan Collins, author of 32 novels (32 of them bestsellers), proponent of large jewelry and larger hair. Sigh. Everything was so much simpler then.
Deadline reports that the film, which is to be directed by Laura Fairrie, and produced by John Battsek and Lizzie Gillet of Searching For Sugar Man, “will chart the journey of one of the world’s best-selling novelists whose turbulent life sometimes rivaled the spicy plots she dreamed up for her books.”
To which I say: great. For my money, a documentary about Collins is exactly what we need to get our minds off the near-certain, fast-approaching, extreme-heat-death of the planet. Books! Boys! Cocktails! What more could any of us want?