[Ed. – Hmm, let’s see: Assuming Schumacher didn’t have his first sexual encounter before age 6 and that he’s still sexually active at 79, to have had sex once with each of 30,000 partners, he would have needed to have sex every day of his life and twice a day for eleven of those years. Anyone thinks he’s exaggerating?]
Turns out Joel Schumacher‘s box-office figures aren’t the only sky-high record he’s got.
The 79-year-old director of smashes like St. Elmo’s Fire, Batman Forever and The Lost Boys recently gave a wide-ranging interview to Vulture in which he detailed some of the more fabled elements of his past, including his drug use and promiscuity.
“Have you ever guessed the number of partners you’ve had?” interviewer Andrew Goldman asked him, to which Schumacher responded, “It would be in the double-digit thousands, but that is not unusual.”
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“Double-digit thousands. You mean like 2000 or 3000?” Goldman responded. Schumacher corrected him by clarifying: “That’s not double digits, that’s single digits.”
After Goldman corrected his estimation to “20,000 or 30,000”, Schumacher narrowed it down to “10 or 20”. (Again, that’s thousand.)
(h/t Dean Garrison)