Daily Mail

Paula and Amy — what a loss, what a waste


PAULA YATES and Amy Winehouse — two amazing, talented women whose lives ended too soon because of their drug and alcohol binges.

Channel 4 is to broadcast a new two-part documentar­y about Paula (pictured), while Amy is the subject of a new biographic­al film. Back To Black is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with actress Marisa Abela as the doomed singer. I hope these production­s are not too bleak — but it is hard to see how big and small screen desolation can be avoided. Paula and Amy were heroin-abusing tragedienn­es and despite their talents and beauty, both became the ultimate losers in life. What a loss, what a waste. Let’s hope the message is clear that for many who start taking hard drugs there is no way back. To Black or anywhere else.

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom