“If I wasn’t an actress, I would have probably been a bag lady,” says a 22-year-old Courtney Love, sitting on the floor of a room stuffed with clothes and records. “I get a lot of inspiration from bag ladies. I see them walking on the street, they look so lonely and romantic – you know they’ve been through a lot. That’s what’s important – living life.”
The idiosyncratic 2-minute clip appeared as part of Andy Warhol’s short-lived TV show Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes, a late-80s MTV series that included interviews with various up-and-coming figures in pop culture. Love’s inclusion in the show came after Warhol noticed her after she starred in Straight to Hell, a cult indie comedy featuring Grace Jones, Joe Strummer and Elvis Costello.
This particular episode saw an unimpressed looking Debbie Harry introduce a not-yet-well-known Love, two years before she would go on to found the band Hole and become one of the biggest grunge icons of the 90s.