Our favourite badass Jane Fonda doesn’t want your sex, and she isn’t bringing sexy back anytime soon either. In fact, the 80-year-old is bidding adieu to bedroom romps for the rest of eternity, and she seems pretty firm in her decision.
“I’ve closed up shop down there,” the actress told Extra during the red carpet arrival in LA for her latest film, Book Club.
So, is that the new golden rule? Enter your eighth decade on earth and ditch sex forever? It all sounds so… final. For Fonda, it just made sense, since she’s no longer playing the field.
“I’m not dating anymore, but I did up until a couple of years ago,” she said.
In her latest flick, Fonda stars alongside Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. The film is about four long-time friends who all read 50 Shades of Grey and then find themselves on a conquest to spice up their own love lives because, well, they’re horny. Who can blame them after reading about what Christian Grey does to Anastasia Steele, because come on, despite being mature in age, all people still crave intimacy.
“It’s about very important things: friendship and sex. And that it’s okay for older women to have both,” she said. Fonda’s character in the film is more sexually adventurous than she admits to being these days; think SATC’s Samantha Jones pushing 80.
“Nobody has to keep on being sexual later in life. It should be up to us to make the decision,” she added.
Though Fonda isn’t planning on getting any ever again, studies have shown that some of her peers do still have intercourse — and enjoy it — but also partake in other intimate experiences like touching and caressing without the actual act. According to research by Indiana University, 22 per cent of women and 43 per cent of men over 70 reported still having sex.
So Jane Fonda, Queen of Workout VHS Tapes, doesn’t want to get laid ever again, but let’s not get our panties in a twist. She didn’t make any mention about self pleasure; surely she’s not saying that she’s giving up on orgasms all together.