UK-based indie Fable Pictures has secured the TV rights to tell the story of the Dame Joan and Jackie Collins, OBE. How fabulous, can’t wait to see who will be playing them, I am hoping this will be as good as the Feud series made telling the Bette Davis and Joan Crawford story.
The story will chart the lives of two remarkable heroines on the riveting journeys of their dazzling careers, through personal tragedy and triumph, emerging as the fabulous icons we know today. This is the inside story of the ultimate Hollywood fantasy: from a teenage bedroom in post-war London to the insatiable glitz and glamour of 1980’s Beverly Hills.
Dame Joan and Jackie Collins, OBE pushed the boundaries of female success and challenged the status quo. The series will follow the two sisters on their pathways to fame, each carving out longstanding careers, Joan as an actress and Jackie as an author, proving that women can indeed be in the driving seat of their own lives. As they struggle to make it against all the odds, in a world long before #metoo, these power house sisters negotiate the issues that many women still face today: sexism, misogyny, harassment, abuse, ageism and pay equity. Joan and Jackie navigate it all with their trademark wit and megawatt glamour proving they are both strong and fearless women not to be underestimated. They absolutely define the ’80s.
Dame Joan Collins won one of the last studio contracts in Hollywood’s Golden Age. As 20th Century Fox’s new ingenue she went on to star in countless films and television series with all of the Hollywood Greats. In 1982 she became the biggest and highest paid female star on television for her iconic performance as the femme-fatale business woman Alexis Carrington in the US TV series “Dynasty.” Joan’s debut in the second season made the show an immediate hit. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in 1983. In an extraordinary career spanning decades, Joan most recently starred in the Emmy winning hit series American Horror Story. Joan was awarded the Damehood in 2015 for her services to charity, to add to the Order of the British Empire she received in 1996 for her services to drama.
Jackie Collins, OBE, joined big sister Joan in Los Angeles and eventually began to write novels inspired by her experiences and her astutely observant eye. She created a new kick ass heroine – strong, seductive, and powerful and reinvented women’s fiction. In 1982 she received a record-breaking $1million advance for her novel Hollywood Wives. Jackie Collins went on to write thirty-two New York Times bestselling novels, selling more than 500 million books around the world in a trail blazing career that spanned decades. In the 1970s Joan starred in two films based on her sister’s novels “The Stud” and “The Bitch”.
I loved Jackie Collins and her books, I am sure that is where I got my sex education, still want to grow up to be Lucky Santangelo!