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(Deadline)   After more than a decade, the planned biopic about Janis Joplin is moving ahead. No word if it will address her love of eating cats, her speedwalking, or fear of toilets   (deadline.com) divider line 55
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2012-07-10 09:04:52 AM  
You have her confused with Jackie Jormp-Jomp, Submitter.
 
2012-07-10 10:34:00 AM  
I'm just hoping they include the scene where those vampires attacked Woodstox.
 
2012-07-10 10:42:23 AM  
24.download-tvshows.com

Was Sarah Gilbert unavailable to play Janis?
 
2012-07-10 10:44:06 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You have her confused with Jackie Jormp-Jomp, Submitter.


That should do it.
 
2012-07-10 10:45:20 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You have her confused with Jackie Jormp-Jomp, Submitter.


Our work here is done.
 
2012-07-10 10:45:32 AM  
Why isn't Dana Fuchs from "Across the Universe" playing her??
 
2012-07-10 10:50:39 AM  
You know you bought it
If life makes you sweet food.
 
2012-07-10 10:56:57 AM  
Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?
 
2012-07-10 10:59:14 AM  

Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?


7/10, you'll get some bites.
 
2012-07-10 11:02:23 AM  
OH COME ON!
 
2012-07-10 11:02:46 AM  

Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?


Lohan's not even dead yet.
 
2012-07-10 11:04:57 AM  

Born to Die: Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Lohan's not even dead yet.


She's only 26, all the talented ones die at 27 so she's got another year.
 
2012-07-10 11:10:28 AM  
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Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?


Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.
 
2012-07-10 11:10:40 AM  
1967, I'm onstage at the Filmore East. Jimi Hendrix is backstage, throwing up. Mama Cass is stewing up a pot of her famous spaghetti pie. Janis Joplin is washing dishes and throwing up. And then the cops bust in.
 
2012-07-10 11:11:32 AM  
Unlike hipster goddess Amy Swinehouse, Joplin actually had talent.
 
2012-07-10 11:16:20 AM  

theorellior: Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

7/10, you'll get some bites.


Just think there is a reason why this movie is over ten years in the making. Noone wants to do it because they don't see an audience for it. It would have to be extremely low budget, or funded by someone who won't blink at flushing 20 million down the toilet. Besides, who wants to watch an otherwise attractive person put on ugly makeup and sing poorly for two hours? Not many I would guess.
 
2012-07-10 11:16:43 AM  

Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.


Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.
 
2012-07-10 11:18:23 AM  
We already had a movie about her...Remember "The Rose" with Bette Midler
 
2012-07-10 11:24:49 AM  

Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.


I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them? Most likely she relied on drugs and alcohol for passion, which is cool I guess, but it's not really true passion.
 
2012-07-10 11:32:28 AM  

delathi: Born to Die: Cymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Lohan's not even dead yet.

She's only 26, all the talented ones die at 27 so she's got another year.


Lohan isn't talented, so she won't qualify for Club 27. Instead she'll live to be doing cameos and hosting award ceremonies into her 70's.
 
2012-07-10 11:36:04 AM  
So are they including the scene where she BEEFS in the shower and heels it down the drain?
 
2012-07-10 11:41:17 AM  

Cymbal: Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.

I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them?



Yeah, and how could Aretha Franklin be that passionate when performing songs written by Jerry Wexler, Otis Redding, Ronnie Shannon, and Burt Bacharach, right?
 
2012-07-10 11:44:25 AM  

Cymbal: I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them? Most likely she relied on drugs and alcohol for passion, which is cool I guess, but it's not really true passion.


Oh, FFS. Most of the famous torch song singers didn't write their own material. Do you think Garland wrote "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Or that Holiday wrote "Strange Fruit"?

There's a reason there's a term "singer/songwriter". Many times the talents don't overlap.
 
2012-07-10 11:45:37 AM  
This is the perfect time to post this:

pichars.org
 
2012-07-10 11:46:44 AM  

Cymbal: Besides, who wants to watch an otherwise attractive person put on ugly makeup and sing poorly for two hours?


25.media.tumblr.com

no singing, but it is two attractive people putting on ugly makeup and it was a good movie.
 
2012-07-10 11:47:43 AM  

Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.


Her voice came from her soul. A rare talent.

/No autotune
 
2012-07-10 11:51:04 AM  

Cymbal: passion


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-10 11:54:52 AM  

Sybarite: Cymbal: Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.

I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them?


Yeah, and how could Aretha Franklin be that passionate when performing songs written by Jerry Wexler, Otis Redding, Ronnie Shannon, and Burt Bacharach, right?


She couldn't. Franklin is the poster child of faking passion. FYI, you can fake passion pretty easily, just add alcohol.
 
2012-07-10 11:58:51 AM  

Cymbal: Sybarite: Cymbal: Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.

I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them?


Yeah, and how could Aretha Franklin be that passionate when performing songs written by Jerry Wexler, Otis Redding, Ronnie Shannon, and Burt Bacharach, right?

She couldn't. Franklin is the poster child of faking passion. FYI, you can fake passion pretty easily, just add alcohol.


/obvious troll is obvious
 
2012-07-10 11:59:16 AM  

Cymbal: She couldn't. Franklin is the poster child of faking passion. FYI, you can fake passion pretty easily, just add alcohol.


Hahaha, LOL. I missed your username on the earlier comment about passion, I shoulda known. Carry on!
 
2012-07-10 12:08:00 PM  
This goes back WAY longer. Melissa etheridge was attached to it about fifteen years ago.
 
2012-07-10 12:26:36 PM  

Loucifer: 1967, I'm onstage at the Filmore East. Jimi Hendrix is backstage, throwing up. Mama Cass is stewing up a pot of her famous spaghetti pie. Janis Joplin is washing dishes and throwing up. And then the cops bust in.


It's a cream dream!
 
2012-07-10 12:32:37 PM  
Instead of making biopics about Hendrix, Joplin, and Keith Moon, more effort should be made to clean up and remaster the footage of some of their famous concerts, like Hendrix at Monterey, Joplin at Woodstock, the Who at just about anywhere, etc...

Give 'em a limited theatrical release and be done. Any biopic about these people is just going to exploit their drunken, drugged-up antics and detract from the most important thing, their music. The Rock Gods deserve better!
 
2012-07-10 12:33:23 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You have her confused with Jackie Jormp-Jomp, Submitter.


Over in one.
 
2012-07-10 01:00:59 PM  

Cymbal: Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.

I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them? Most likely she relied on drugs and alcohol for passion, which is cool I guess, but it's not really true passion.


I don't know, Cymbal, but it sounds like auto-tune skankarellas like Britney Spears and J-Lo may be more your musical style.
 
2012-07-10 01:45:25 PM  

Spatula Porn: Why isn't Dana Fuchs from "Across the Universe" playing her??


Fuchs if I know.
 
2012-07-10 01:50:24 PM  

Ross E. Krushan: Cymbal: Hawk24: Dwangerous: ICymbal: Do we really need a biopic on this coont? She was an awful singer who is only famous for dying young. She's no Hendrix or even Morrison, so really, who the fark cares?

Not trolling. I completely agree. Just yesterday I was asking a co worker what the fascination with her was, She's uglier than home made soap, has a voice that sounds like Marge Simpson and didn't even write some of her best known songs. Please enlighten me.

Have you ever seen footage of one of her performances? Watch her in "Monterrey Pop" sometime...it was her big breakthrough (most hadn't heard of her up until that time). Her performance of 'Ball and Chain" is simply stunning. No, she wasn't a polished or perfect technical singer...but just watch and listen to her...the energy and passion (getting to be an overused word, I know) that she delivers is amazing.

I do appreciate energy and passion, but she didn't even write most of her songs, so how passionate could she really be when performing them? Most likely she relied on drugs and alcohol for passion, which is cool I guess, but it's not really true passion.

I don't know, Cymbal, but it sounds like auto-tune skankarellas like Britney Spears and J-Lo may be more your musical style.


Just don't see why she is celebrated for being this great iconic rock and/or roller, when she is essentially a much uglier version of Avril Lavigne, in her earlier more angsty days.
 
2012-07-10 02:06:08 PM  
I completely agree with Cymbal....
Joplin was lame.

she was the alanis morrisette of her time, only uglier and with a worse voice.

Sorry.
 
2012-07-10 02:29:29 PM  
In my freshman English class in College, the instructor put on "Mercedes Benz" as a demonstration of passion and courage (instructor's words) - I really never heard any Janis until then, but the point was valid. That is her legacy. It eventually caught up with her. But she was the ridicule of Beaumont High school and left for California and became a star. Proving everybody right and wrong at the same time.
 
2012-07-10 02:55:11 PM  
Never understood the appeal.
 
2012-07-10 03:20:50 PM  
I would have hitted it.
 
2012-07-10 05:04:06 PM  

Grandemadaca: I would have hitted it.


Butterface. NSFW
 
2012-07-10 05:33:29 PM  
No one who knew her knew her well. Every biography of her is deeply flawed. A film made from any or all of them will be as engaging and accurate as "The Doors."

We had a few moments together. They were mostly nice. Country Joe knew her better, but as much as they were right for each other, they were wrong. So Janis used a number of 17 year old boys. She believed it worked well for her.

Imagine an adult-like alcoholic trying to live the dream of being a Disney Princess, add the business of real show business, and rampant sexism, and you might get a small taste of her life.

Oh, and she worked very hard to not damage her voice while she sounded like she was destroying it. Show biz is revealing who you are while doing a performance about yourself. And then trying to have a little privacy left. It rarely works well.
 
2012-07-10 05:37:40 PM  

VibroCount: No one who knew her knew her well. Every biography of her is deeply flawed. A film made from any or all of them will be as engaging and accurate as "The Doors."

We had a few moments together. They were mostly nice. Country Joe knew her better, but as much as they were right for each other, they were wrong. So Janis used a number of 17 year old boys. She believed it worked well for her.

Imagine an adult-like alcoholic trying to live the dream of being a Disney Princess, add the business of real show business, and rampant sexism, and you might get a small taste of her life.

Oh, and she worked very hard to not damage her voice while she sounded like she was destroying it. Show biz is revealing who you are while doing a performance about yourself. And then trying to have a little privacy left. It rarely works well.


Are you from the future?
 
2012-07-10 05:55:44 PM  

Cymbal: Are you from the future?


I was once.
 
2012-07-10 07:32:14 PM  

Stupid Guitar: Instead of making biopics about Hendrix, Joplin, and Keith Moon, more effort should be made to clean up and remaster the footage of some of their famous concerts, like Hendrix at Monterey, Joplin at Woodstock, the Who at just about anywhere, etc...

Give 'em a limited theatrical release and be done. Any biopic about these people is just going to exploit their drunken, drugged-up antics and detract from the most important thing, their music. The Rock Gods deserve better!


I would watch a biopic about Hendrix and Moon, although pretty much anyone would. I can't say the same for Joplin.
 
2012-07-10 08:15:42 PM  

puckrock2000: Grandemadaca: I would have hitted it.

Butterface. NSFW


I'd hit it as well. Ugly chick like that would hold nothing back trying to please.
 
2012-07-10 08:20:16 PM  
I wonder if they'll use any of her songs in the film.
 
2012-07-10 09:36:48 PM  

zenobia: I wonder if they'll use any of her songs in the film.


Well, considering they purchased the rights to 21 of them, probably 1 or 2 might make it in, unlike that Hendrix biopic.
 
2012-07-10 10:12:17 PM  

puckrock2000: Grandemadaca: I would have hitted it.

Butterface. NSFW


Butterface? Yer kiddin', right?
 
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