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Jackie Collins: Mummy porn 'disgusting, degrading to women'

JACKIE Collins, famous for her steamy romantic novels, has described the literary phenomenon of 'mummy porn' as "disgusting" and "degrading to women".

The so-called genre, which has taken off on the back of the internationally best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey series, describes erotic fiction aimed at women.

And Collins lambasted the global hysteria over EL James's sadomasochism-laden novels, which have sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the author said: "What is all this fuss about Fifty Shades?"

Author EL James holds a copy of her book trilogy '50 Shades Of Grey' Claiming the novelist was "not doing anything new", Collins mocked Fifty Shade's sadomasochism.

"Sex should be fun and erotic," she said.

"You don't want to be dragging a suitcase around with handcuffs and a paddle - it's ridiculous."

Collins, who has written 32 books, which have sold over 500 million copies, also claimed her own novels feature "hotter" sex.

Launching an attack on the term 'mummy porn', she condemned it as the "most degrading phrase I've ever heard".

"When your husband is at the computer, do they call it 'daddy porn'?" she asked.

She also rejected the idea that EL James's books had ignited a new interest in sadomasochism, saying: "No woman really enjoys that unless she's really into that kind of thing, so your average 'mummy' is not going to be thrilled."'

Eight of Collins's own novels have been adapted for the screen as both films and television mini-series.

Her most successful novel is Hollywood Wives, billed as a "scandalous exposé" telling the stories of several women living in Hollywood in the 1980s. It has sold over 15 million copies and was number one in the New York Times bestseller list.


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