Salman Rushdie says that when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini decreed that he should be killed in 1989 it wasn’t so great for his love life.
Question: Do chicks dig fatwas?
Salman Rushdie: No, they don’t. They don’t, but they might dig writers though. I mean I think, no... that wasn’t a great moment actually in terms of girlfriend numbers.
No, I think women like men who do interesting things. I think that we’re lucky as men that women are able to look beyond the physical towards something else, and I think people... I mean I like it in men too. I like men who do interesting things. And I think that sense that people have had a life that they do something in the world, et cetera. That is interesting to me and I mean I gather it’s interesting to women as well.
Recorded November 12, 2010
Interviewed by Max Miller
Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler