There is a new book about Marilyn Monroe called, Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret that alludes to her bisexuality and the emotional satisfaction that she found in the arms of a younger woman.
The author Tony Jerris met Jane Lawrence in 2001 and he was inspired to write her story of how at age 12, she started Marilyn’s fan club at Fox. By the time Jane was 15, their relationship had become physically intimate. Marilyn was 25 and referred to Jane as “my little secret.” The book is a provocative, poignant, no-holds-barred account of the relationship between Jane and Marilyn, which Tony has written in Ms. Lawrence’s voice.
Marilyn changed Jane’s life, not because Jane was a star- struck fan in the presence of a big star, but because Marilyn opened up to Jane a side of herself few ever saw. She taught Jane to expect certain things in life and to not accept others. And it’s not because she was Marilyn Monroe and could get anything she wanted, but it was because deep inside, it was Norma Jeane who never forgot the hardness of her upbringing and, as an adult, was simply no longer willing to settle.
Today bisexuality is far more acceptable, especially in Hollywood where lots of stars have come out proudly to declare their love for both men and women. From, Angelina Jolie who has been open about her bisexuality and Drew Barrymore who said that she always considered herself bisexual, even though both of these women have primary relationships with men, bisexual behavior has become much more visible compared with Marilyn Monroe’s generation. It’s tough to estimate the exact percentage of bisexual women 50 or more years ago, but In the third edition of his textbook Evolutionary Psychology: the new science of the mind, Professor David Buss (University of Texas / Austin) asserts that “1 to 2 percent of women” are bisexual.
If Marilyn Monroe was alive today, she would probably follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars like Evan Rachel Wood who was quoted in Esquire saying, “I’m up for anything. Meet a nice guy; meet a nice girl…Yes, (I’m bisexual) and Lady Gaga who admitted that her lady loving scares off her boyfriends. Megan Mullally was one of the first actresses to come out as bisexual in 1999. The late Amy Winehouse wanted people to know that there was something about being with a woman that was very satisfying for her.
Physiologically, females have a greater need to emotionally bond and they can thrive from intimate physical relationships. With the release of this book, it can help women to realize and accept their bisexual needs, wants and desires.
I asked Tony about what inspired him to write Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret and he said, “I’m a guy from New York who was fascinated with all things Hollywood, which is why I decided to move “here.” Needless to say, I’ve always been intrigued with Marilyn, being that she’s such an iconic figure in Hollywood history. But when I heard Jane’s story about Marilyn, it humanized her in my eyes. It’s no secret that Marilyn enjoyed surrounding herself with ‘youth,’ maybe because as a young girl hers was so tragic I realized Jane and Marilyn shared a true friendship, and if two people can find solace in one another, be it emotional or physical, so be it.”
U.S. & Canadian residents can buy a signed copy of Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret by the author at:http://tonyjerris.com/
The book is also available worldwide (unsigned) online @ Amazon or Barnes & Noble.