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Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story
Australian Premiere

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story takes viewers on an immersive journey through the trailblazing life of novelist Jackie Collins. Spinning together fact and fiction, this feature documentary reveals 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 shares the private struggles of a woman who became an icon of 1980s feminism whilst hiding her vulnerability behind a carefully crafted and powerful public persona. In her tender documentary, director Laura Fairrie seeks out the real Jackie Collins behind the untouchable icon.

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 and family dynamics. Farrie also delves into the search for understanding how our childhood experiences and early traumas ultimately make us who we are.

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story pays tribute to those fantastic memories while shedding light on her moments of pain, which together shaped Collins into a one-in-a-million storyteller.

Laura Fairrie
Jackie Collins, Joan Collins, Barbara Davis
2021 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography | United Kingdom, United States
We get to admire her resourcefulness, classiness, and inner strength.
Irish Independent
Tribeca Film Festival 2021