Johnny has got many great friendships with a lot of people. He is a very loyal and loving friend. Here are some honerable mentions: Hunter S. Thompson, Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, Bruce Witkin, Doug Stanhope, Bill Carter, Tommy Henriksen, Jonathan Shaw, Jim Jarmusch, …. Johnny’s friendship with Tim Burton is the most famous one but also a very precious one. They connect on so many levels; creatively, emotionally. I find it beautiful how they have been friends for so long and it has resulted in so many great films. But my ultimate favorite one is, of course, his friendship bromance with Marilyn Manson. They have matching tattoos and matching spirits. They speak and treat eachother with such love and respect and are so freaking gay for eachother I love it! They make each other laugh and support and help each other. Truly an inspiring duo that has become a synonym in this fandom for fun, laughter, cuteness and happiness and for that I am truly grateful.
There are man reasons why I love and will keep on living this man. He has changed and enriched my life. He makes me laugh, he makes me happy. He gives me strenght and courage to keep going. He calms me down, puts things into perspective. He is my shelter, my sanctuary, my life, my pride, my joy. His work has taught me so much and continues to help me. His philosophies are like little rules you can aply to life and make it better for you. I love how even though he is one of the most famous and loved people in the world he is still so humble and kind and loving and still dresses and behaves like he wants to. I love how he keeps on making people happy. I love how he is able to save lives, save people from darkness. I owe him. All the things he taught me, all the lonely nights he was there. Wether I watched one of his films or saw an interview or even just looked at a picture of his, it made me feel better, safe, supported. So why do I love Johnny? He is magic, a wonder, a miracle, a gift. The things he is capable of doing through his work and existance are incredible. He is a cure.
Yes, I can. I can relate to his feelings of not fitting in, of feeling on the outside, of being damaged. When he is talking about the circus and the struggle that comes with it. The feeling of needing to escape from yourself, they way that anxiety makes you crumble. You feel there’s something wrong with you, you can’t function so you have to find ways to make it work somehow. The need to be free, have peace of mind. It’s funny because Johnny has been a great help with these struggles, his movies certainly but also himself (and in particular the Krauss interview, it has changed my life). And for that I am grateful, he is a great example.