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BFF21 Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

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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.


OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Film Festival 2021 


"Some epic themes bubble beneath the surface of this fascinating biographical documentary about the life, work and complex persona of the author Jackie Collins."

- The Times

"In this affectionate and well made documentary, we get to admire her resourcefulness, classiness, and inner strength. "

- Irish Independent

"Laura Fairrie provides a honest, eye-opening look at a life so multi-faceted for an author who shattered the glass ceiling for women and sexuality on the page. Jackie Collins truly was a Lady Boss."

- The Curvy Film Critic

Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 3rd November
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96 min




Joan Collins, Jackie Collins, Barbara Davis


Laura Fairrie


Film Festival



Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square