Jane Fonda loves pornographic novels

The 80-year-old actress is a big fan of erotic fiction and though she thinks E.L. James’ infamous Fifty Shades of Grey was “not a very good book”, she is “glad” it was written because it gave satisfaction to so many women.

Speaking on the ‘High Heels and Hangovers’ podcast, she said: “I’ve read really good pornography. I lived in France for years and I read it when it first came out because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

“[Fifty Shades] is not a very good book but I’m glad it was written and I think it titillated and juicified a lot of women in the United States. That’s a good thing.”

Jane – whose new movie Book Club is about four older women whose love lives are given a boost by the raunchy novel – recently admitted that she thinks sex gets better for women as they age

She said: “For women it gets better, because we understand out bodies more. We know what we need and we know what we like and we’re less afraid to ask for it.”

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The Barbarella actress has also come to realise that sex and love are totally different things but they can be mind-blowing when they are united in one relationship.

She said: “You can have sex without love and you can have love without sex.”

Her frisky talk came less than a year after she admitted that she had “closed up shop down there” because she’s not interested in dating any more, following her three failed marriages and three grown-up children – Vanessa, Mary and Troy

She said at the time: “I’m not dating any more, but I did up until a couple of years ago. I’m 80, I’ve closed up shop down there!”

These days, Jane lives in a house within a gated retirement compound, which boasts a community centre with a pool and tennis courts, and though she never expected to dwell in such a facility, she adores her life there.

She said: “I always see one or two other residents who seem infinitely older than I am, but they probably aren’t. I never thought I would ever live there, but it’s great.”

Author: BANG Showbiz