Marilyn Monroe’s lesbian relation with teen fan revealed in tell-all book
London: A new book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe`s death has revealed how the blonde bombshell seduced a 16-year-old girl who started the actress` first fan club at 20th Century Fox.
Jane Lawrence, who went on to become the superstar’s confidante, told the author Tony Jerris about their sexual encounter and how the then 29-year-old actress “leaned in and kissed me full on the lips, very softly and very slowly. I was nearly hyperventilating.”
Lawrence also revealed that the iconic sex symbol of sixties used to call her “my little secret.”
Jerris was introduced to Lawrence through a mutual friend in 2001.
“Jane met Marilyn when she was 12 because her adopted father ran the legal department at RKO studio,” a leading daily has quoted the author as telling a website.
“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,” he revealed.
Lawrence, who has still treasured the star`s lipstick smudges and makeup compact admits that she always struggled with her sexuality. She revealed that she talked to Monroe about her dilemma many times and she was very understanding.
Lawrence remembers how the iconic actress told her, “Whatever your sexual preference is, it means nothing - love is love,”
In her recollections Lawrence claimed that although she had had encounters with other girls before, one night in 1955 completely altered her view of ``sexual experiences``.
She remembered going over to the star’s LA apartment to help her line some shelves, but the evening quickly went from home decor to something much more intimate.
Lawrence reveals that by the time she arrived, the actress had taken the prescription drug Nembutal, while drinking was champagne.
“The champagne makes me happy. The pill makes me happier faster,” Monroe told her.
While measuring paper for her shelves, Lawrence was taken aback when her idol suddenly kissed her on her thigh, with a ‘mischievous twinkle in her eye’.
“The next few minutes became hazy, surreal and dream-like. 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,” Lawrence said in the memoir.
“We moved through the living room into the bedroom,” she revealed.
As their passion escalated, she explained how the star’s sexual overtures gave her an entirely new sensation.
“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,” she said.
Although the experience confirmed to Lawrence that she was gay, she doesn`t believe that the actress was a lesbian.
“She was just a free spirit. She was a very open person,” she added.