Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was a famous American blues singer and outstanding person. Her life was full of difficulties and problems. Nevertheless Joplin is supposed to be one of the most influential and talented musicians of the 20th century. It is true that her life is some kind of reflection of that rebellious and unconventional times.

Joplin was born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to ordinary family of middle class. She understood early that life in Port Arthur was not for her. Joplin had problems at school with her peers who could not accept her unusual appearance and lifestyle she pursued. They mocked at her and bullied as she seemed to them too unusual and extraordinary. At the age of 17 she left home. When she was 23-years-old she left for California. But life over there turned to be more difficult than probably she expected. In a year she came back to Texas. Several months later Joplin met members of San Francisco band Big Brother And The Holding Company. And it changed her life.

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The plot of the movies “Gia” is based on the real life story of the first American top model Gia Marie Carangi. Gia was a sweet nice girl who was born in 1960 in Philadelphia. In the beginning of the 80s she became a living legend in the fashion industry and has caused a revolution in the ideas about the acceptable image of a model.

The action of the film starts in the end of 70s in New York. This was a verdure of trendy acid washed jeans, drugs, disco and rave parties. Gia is spinning her life at the highest speed possible as it is the highway. She is able to get any man or any woman if she wants to. Money, fame, luxury are the common things for her. She attends the highest splendid courts, walks confidently along the catwalks and glances from the covers of “Vogue” and “Cosmopolitan”. Gia is the muse of the most famous fashion designers and photographers. She is not a star she is a true goddess. But such people as Gia Carangi seldom are happy. According to the plot of the movie Gia falls in love with her make-up artist Linda. But Linda can’t give her what she wants. Since being a little girl Gia has always have lacked the care and love of her mother. She feels lonely. Linda can’t make a choice between her boyfriend and Gia who craves for love and understanding. Depressed by the death of her employer Wilhelmina Cooper Gia starts taking drugs. But even being addicted to heroine she doesn’t leave her attempts to date Linda. Finally Linda makes her face the choice: either dating or drugs. Gia chooses heroine. When Gia turns 26 she is diagnosed AIDS. There isn’t enough information concerning this disease and everyone avoids Gia. The only person who doesn’t leave Gia is her mother Caitlyn. On the 18th of November 1986 the 26-year old top model Gia Carangi is at her last moments of life. She claims that God has a plan for her but nit in the current life.

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