Jane Fonda bemoans the lack of older men worthy enough to date her

Actress Jane Fonda, 70, was spouting off last year around this time while promoting Georgia Rule that she wanted to make an erotic movie featuring a woman over 70 and that she had “already mapped out the love scene.” Fonda flirted outrageously with Steven Colbert in an appearance on his show in May, 2007, jumping on his lap and kissing him on the lips. It was assumed that things were going well with her new boyfriend at the time, Lynden Gillis, 75, and that their romance was behind her enthusiasm.

Fonda then said in January that she had “no desire to marry again [or] ever live again full-time with somebody.” She informed us that Gillis lives in Atlanta and she lives in New York and they see each other about 1/2 the time. By April the two were denying split rumors.

Their year-long relationship seems over at this point, and Fonda wants all the rich older men with nerves of steel to know that she’s available, but that she’s not taking any crap. She also hints that Gillis just wasn’t giving her the attention and care she thought she deserved:

Fonda tells the New York Post, “I want someone who is not only a great lover but who is also an old soul. That is mighty hard to find. These younger guys are so shallow they don’t know what I am talking about most of the time.

“Older men seem to think they are riding the crest when they decided to cash in and take it easy once they have hooked up with me, which becomes a burden and a bore.”

[From Starpulse via Gossip Rocks]

Jane Fonda has been married three times, most recently to billionaire Ted Turner. Their marriage ended in divorce after 10 years in 2001.

She’s single again, gentlemen, so line up. It may be hard to tell what she wants exactly, but if you’re rich, devoted to her needs, listen to her without butting in, and try hard enough you may eventually figure it out.

Here’s Fonda looking amazing at the David Yurman Couture Collection Preview on 6/5/08 and at the Tribeca Film Festival on 4/25/08, thanks to WENN.

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  1. Ron says:

    At least she’s not like most of the men in her age bracket, looking for a nubile 24 year old hooker they can latch onto. I like that she is looking for a match and not a photo op.

  2. vdantev says:

    an erotic movie featuring a woman over 70

    *Threw up in my mouth a little*

  3. CandyKay says:

    I read Jane Fonda’s autobiography and enjoyed it, though I’m not an especially big fan of her work. It took her a long time to find her self-confidence, and it seems like now she’s got perhaps more than she needs. But what the hell – the woman is 70. She might as well enjoy herself. And good men are hard to find at any age.

  4. Syko says:

    Nothing wrong with a 70 year old feeling erotic. The thing most young whippersnappers don’t realize is that you never change inside, only the body starts deteriorating. No matter what your physical age, emotionally you remain that same nervous teenager who really would like to have someone love her/him.

    I think the reason most older woman (myself, for example) don’t really date any more is not a lack of libido, but more a lack of willingness to deal with all the other stuff in the relationship. We don’t want to kowtow to anyone, or get up and cook him breakfast, we’ve spent our lives taking care of others and now we want to just look out for ourselves. Gigolos would be handy.

    Jane’s looking good, I hope she finds someone.

  5. Mr. T says:

    I’d do her just for her being in Barbarella.

  6. Alexis says:

    This story makes me feel like it’s too bad the Golden Girls isn’t making new episodes.

  7. devilgirl says:

    Well, boo f’in hoo, maybe if she wasn’t such a nutty bitch she’d have better luck finding a man. Ted Turner is a nut and he couldn’t even put up with her. Jane, welcome to the real world where it is hard to find anyone out there when you are single!

  8. Granger says:

    Syko, I hear you. My mom’s second husband died a couple of years ago, and whenever anyone asks her if she’s “back on the market yet,” she practically barks at them. She says she’d love to find a strong, independent man who’d take her out for a nice dinner and a show every now and then — but the last thing she wants is to have to cook and clean for someone again.

    So I understand where Jane is coming from (although she has so much money, it’s not like she’d ever have to cook and clean for anyone!). And I think she’s fabulous. She’s strong, outspoken, independent and feisty. What’s wrong with that? I guess it’s just threatening to some people that a woman should actually have strong opinions and a voice with which to express them.

  9. Leandra says:

    The ideal thing for me were I widowed would be a nice companion who had his own place. We’d go out together and hang out, his place or mine. I would not want to cook or do laundry for anyone again. Plus if you marry them and they get sick, you’re stuck being a nurse maid. Not that Jane would have to worry about any of this but after a certain age, if they’re breathing and don’t pee in their underwear, that’s a plus.

  10. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Its true for both men AND women: the older you get, the harder it gets to get someone.

  11. jjm says:

    I am sure if she didn’t piss on all the Vietnam Vets she might find a date! Although I am sure a few would like to stick something up her …!

  12. Syko says:

    You’re right, Cindy – only the dregs are left. 😀

    Personally I don’t even want someone. I’m like Granger’s mom. I’m independent, I eat what I want when I want it, go wherever strikes my fancy, go to bed when I want, and sleep on both sides of the bed. I have a good friend who’s always telling me how lucky I am (her husband’s a pain) and then in the next breath telling me that I should wear hats, men like women in hats. Funny.

    It’s a long time since Vietnam – Jane’s matured since then. It’d be nice to think everyone’s matured along with her enough to forgive her for her youthful sins.

  13. theresa says:

    Jane’s terrific!!! I feel the same way. I’ve been married for 30 years of my life ( but not to the same man), and now, it’s time for me!!! Who wants to cater to another one’s whims? I do my own finances, and socializing. Nothing better than that!!!

  14. geronimo says:

    @Syko – I love your posts. Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, unsentimental yet touching, no-nonsense, snarky and always telling it like it is.

    And that hat thing is really funny.

  15. Syko says:

    Why, thank you, geronimo! 🙂

    I like reading what you write too.

  16. drm says:

    Hey Syko can I chime in with great posts as well? You are a good read 🙂 Oh and “threw up in my mouth a little” get stuffed! (that’s an Aussie expression for an even ruder one). Doesn’t Jane look FANTASTIC!!! My GOD if I look like that at 70 I’ll be thrilled. And she’s fab, articulate, funny, self-effacing, honest. Why shouldn’t she say exactly what she wants and who she wants. Never settle and at her age she doesn’t have too.

    You know I just got remarried three months ago after being single for 5 years following my divorce. I did ALOT of dating. I adore my husband I really do but there are days when I REALLY miss my single life, my own flat and the peace that went with it.

    I adore my husband, I really do and once the last of our kids are in tertiary study (in about 5 years or so) life will get alot easier, the easiest way to describe his kids would be “interesting” 😛 But if, God Forbid, this marriage went kaput, I wouldn’t marry or live with anyone ever again. Lovers yes…co-habitation…nope 🙂

  17. velvet elvis says:

    I’d hit that in a second.

    Jane…call me.

  18. The Blue Fox says:

    not fonda jane

    go back to north vietnam but this time stay there.

  19. Nickybeegee says:

    @grettm & jjm: Methinks that the Vietnam veterans where betrayed more by the govt of the good old USA than by Jane Fonda… And it’s happening again with your boys in Irak…

    @Syko, Leandra, Granger & Theresa: you hit the nail on the head and I couldn’t have said it better.

    Also I would like to remark that it is refreshing to read intelligent, coherent, well-structured comments for once, instead of the usual rantings, full of abbreviations and spelling mistakes.

    Old women rule! 😉