[tps_title]Christopher Owens [/tps_title]
If you don’t know who Christopher Owens is, you should. A biopic might help the world learn about his fascinating upbringing and his under-appreciated indie-rock band, Girls.
Christopher Owens’ parents were both members of the Children of God cult. At age sixteen, he raised enough money by playing guitar on the street to escape to Texas where his sister lived. He got a job stocking shelves at a store–and here is where the story gets even better.
Owens befriended a group of kids who regularly stole from the store, quit his job, joined a band, and became a self-proclaimed punk. He said he would only eat out of the garbage, he was in and out of jail, and he was always protesting the war because he was “against the world” at the time. Then, with the help of a mutual friend, Owens befriended much-older Stanely Marsh III. Marsh was a billionaire, artist, and businessman who hired Owens to work as his personal assistant. Owens later moved to San Francisco, started using a lot of drugs, and joined several bands before eventually forming Girls.
Talk about a story that you can’t even make up. That’s a story worth telling right there.