Hollywood Kids Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Jackie Collins
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Hollywood Kids completes the "Hollywood" cycle. It is different from the previous two novels in that there is more attention paid to the social pressures on young people—to achieve, to excel— than in the other books. Feminism, multiculturalism, personal and societal morality are all concerns that Collins wants her readers to consider.

1. Jordanna Leavitt is an unusual Collins heroine in that she is a very physical fighter. Is there a correlation between her fight against Ricca and the strong, competent women in 1990s films and television who deal with their opponents with masculine aplomb?

2. Jackie Collins claims to be a moralist.

Given the number of sexual encounters in the novel, do you see a moralistic balance between the sex scenes and the admonitions about safe sex?

3. Do you see a commercial imperative in Collins's inclusion of more ethnic characters in this work? Does...

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