On Sept. 30 1970, four days before Janis Joplin's death, she gave what would be her final interview. Forty-three years later (almost to the date), that interview, done by Howard Smith, was given new life when it was animated by multimedia nonprofit group Blank on Blank.
Joplin talks about topics like insecurities, rejection, why there weren't women in the band and her feelings about the Women's Liberation Movement. Given Joplin's powerhouse persona, you might be surprised by some of the things she has to say.
"Did all that s*** I said about chicks sound bad?" Joplin asks. Joplin's insecurities make it easy to relate to her, but her comments also highlight the internal oppression she feels in what she considers a patriarchal society.
In the interview, Joplin discusses the battle to feel validation within yourself, and to not view other women as competition.
Via Blank on Blank