A lawyer who has no issue using her brain to help out her friends for free. Joanne in the musical Rent is a perfect example of how a woman can be smart and beautiful at the same time. In Rent, Joanne has a girlfriend Maureen, scroll down to read my post on her, she goes through trying times with Maureen because she doesn’t want to change who she is. Maureen does not want to change who Joanne is either, but Joanne is more serious compared to Maureen’s carefree attitude. Joanne takes care of Maureen and her friends when they are in trouble. She keeps her head held high when she is looked down upon for being a lesbian. Throughout the musical Rent, Joanne shows that she can be a caring friend who won’t let anyone stop her from what she loves.