EXCLUSIVE: Author Talks Reason For Updating Hollywood Lesbians Book
Recently, author Boze Hadleigh released an updated version of his book Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster, where he talks about major lesbians in Hollywood including Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, as well as older stars. We caught up exclusively with him to find out why he decided to update the text.
“The new Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster is an eye-opener!” Hadleigh exclusively shared with us.
“According to insider Ellen DeGeneres,” he continued, “lesbian stars are more out there than ever, but over two decades after Hollywood Lesbians (a then-shocking title) was published, how much is known about them personally or what they go through/put up with en route to stardom?”
Hadleigh then gave us an example, asking, “Did you know Jodie Foster‘s real first name is Alicia, but her mom’s live-in girlfriend Josephine Dominguez was nicknamed Jo D…?”
“Now 15 chapters instead of ten,” he elaborated, “Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster includes a phone interview with Ann B. Davis (housekeeper Alice on “The Brady Bunch”) that she terminated, as did Barbara Stanwyck, who asked me to depart her mansion after I mentioned her arranged marriage to a male star (all my other interviews were completed!).”
Hadleigh also dished that, “A new intro features 50 celeb quotes about women loving women–e.g., Angelina Jolie and Drew Barrymore on their bisexuality, Cameron Diaz declaring every woman has been sexually attracted to another woman, Tatum O’Neal admitting dating women is easier plus ‘you get to talk about yourself,’ Cher confessing to youthful same-sex affairs, Ellen Page on her coming out, Jane Fonda‘s desire to be ‘someone’s lesbian crush’ and Jennifer Lawrence‘s crush on Amy Schumer.”
This definitely sounds like a juicy read and, from what Hadleigh explained, it’s easy to see why he decided to update the book.