Given the popular image of Bob Dylan — poet, sage, the voice of a world-changing generation — he might be the last person you’d expect to see in the middle of an “Animal House”-style food fight. ’ His heated dark features darken even more.” After, she describes him has having “disappeared into his disappointment.” Still, Dylan’s words — as they always do — had their effect.
But Britta Lee Shain, in her memoir about her time in Dylan’s circle — which included a lengthy seduction by Dylan followed by a brief affair — tells of exactly that, showing the playful, mischievous and womanizing side of the musical icon that the public rarely sees. “For days afterwards, I weigh everything Ernie does,” she writes, “and it all seems pretty stupid to me.” Along the way, Shain got to know more of Dylan’s inner circle, including his first road manager from the ’60s.
He also thought about doing a film called “Nazi Whores,” about “the Jewish women who escaped the concentration camps.” Shain and Dylan brainstormed casting ideas, including “Cher, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, Debra Winger, Theresa Russell and Melanie Griffith.” The pair had many heartfelt conversations.
Dylan revealed to her that his Christian phase had been “inspired by his divorce from Sara” and that the breakdown of the marriage had been his fault. “You see, there’s just women you have to f— because they demand it.” But just as his marriage had been disturbed, the same was true of his time with Shain.
Moreover, it earned him space in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar China where he appeared alongside his co-stars Darren Chen, Caesar Wu, and Connor Leong.As the three of them took in a movie — Dylan liked to see movies made by or starring people he knew — Shain says he asked her, when the two found themselves alone, what she saw in Ernie. Dylan — who had a home in Trump Tower at the time — was off to a party with his girlfriend, Carole, and several friends, including Shain, when he asked where they were going. The famed songwriter had some unique ideas for movies.After exterminators were called to his girlfriend’s home, he was so impressed with them — “one young woman in particular” — that he decided he wanted to produce “a movie about termite inspectors.” He enlisted Shain to do a five-page report on their lives, but after getting it to him, the topic was never broached again.Hopefully, as he progresses in his career, the actor would be to let us into the backstage of his life.Wang has always wanted to be a flight attendant, thus, after he completed his high school education, he quickly enrolled at the Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation.