YourTango Talks With… Jackie Collins (YourTango)

Friday, 05 March, 2010 / Published in Press

If you’ve been known to get lost in a lazy afternoon marathon of E! True Hollywood Stories, then Jackie Collins is the novelist for you.

Collins—whose modus operandi is telling salacious, splashy tales about the lives of the rich, beautiful and famous—has a new novel out: Poor Little Bitch Girl. The book centers around three young women, and the philandering husbands and cheating boyfriends they love. It’s her 27th novel (other novels include The World Is Full Of Married Men, The Stud, and Drop Dead Beautiful) and, if it’s anything like the other 26, it’s soon to be a New York Times best-seller.

A twice-married woman who seems to have experienced it all (she’s rumored to have had an affair with Marlon Brando), we were thrilled that Collins was willing to share with us her thoughts on romance, her love for Paris Hilton, why one should never use the word “small” in bed and much, much more.

1. If you could tell your younger self something you’ve since learned about love, dating, sex and/ or relationships, what would it be?

Never wait for a phone to ring—get out and do it for yourself!

2. The fictional character you’d most like to date is _____.

Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby or Bobby Santangelo from Poor Little Bitch Girl.

3. Describe your ideal sexual encounter in three words.

Hot, long and fun!

4. When was the last time something romantic made you cry?

When Dexter’s wife Rita got murdered on the last season of the TV show Dexter.

5. What couple do you admire most? The pair can be from real life, history, fiction, film, etc.

Brad and Angelina. They rock!

6. Since you’ve been writing about Hollywood, in what significant way has the town changed the most?

Big Business now rules.

7. Which of all the young starlets/tabloid fodder/etc. is your favorite?

I love Paris Hilton. She really knows how to use the media, and she enjoys having fun with it.

8. In your experience, when it comes to romantic relationships, what’s the biggest difference between men and women?

Women should learn to let go and not obsess. Men should learn to listen.

9. What is one thing you should never do in bed?

Use the word “small.” Size, Apparently, Matters More To Guys

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