Not a bad addition to the LGBT community, right?
Marilyn Monroe has been an iconic sex symbol for over five decades, but a new biography of the actress is saying that she enjoyed sex with women too!
Tony Jerris, author of Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret, met a woman who claimed to have a sexual relationship with the then 29-year-old star when she was just 16 years old herself.
Jerris explains Monroe's relationship with Jane Lawrence by writing:
"Jane met Marilyn when she was 12 because her adopted father ran the legal department at RKO studio. They soon became close friends after realizing that they had been in the same orphanage at different times of their lives, even though Marilyn was 14 years older, and neither of them knew their birth fathers. They became close friends because there were so many similarities in their past. Jane always struggled with her sexuality, she talked to Marilyn about this many times and she was very understanding. She told her, 'Whatever your sexual preference is, it means nothing - love is love.'"
The gurl may have had some emotional and substance abuse issues, but it sounds like Mz. Monroe had a heart of gold. But since Some Like It Hot, here's where it gets good…
Jerris writes about the teenager's first erotic encounter with the movie star and alleges that Monroe was drinking champagne while popping prescription pills. The seksi starlet had called the girl over to her El Lay apartment to help line shelves, but then made her move by first kissing Lawrence's thigh, as the book continues:
"My pulse leaped as Marilyn kissed my thigh again… she then leaned in and kissed me full on the lips, very softly and very slowly. I was nearly hyperventilating. We moved through the living room into the bedroom. Marilyn used her tongue, lavishly flicking and licking, an entirely new sensation for me. With the girls I had enjoyed sex with, there was often a shyness and hesitancy, not the hunger and confidence Marilyn displayed."
Our pulse is racing just reading that!
Beyond giving readers a detailed version of the steamy encounter, My Little Secret claims that Monroe had sexual relationships with Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor too!
So was Marilyn a lesbian? According to the author, not quite. Jerris maintains that "she was just a free spirit" and "a very open person."
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