"I wake up every day and wonder if anyone loves me. I'm fifteen years old, and I don't think anyone loves me."
The actual character of Joey is based upon Kevin Williamson's childhood friend, Fanny. The situation is reversed though. In High School, Kevin Williamson was the one pining over Fanny, not vice versa. When the pilot of Dawson's Creek was filmed, Kevin immediately sent the tape to Fanny.
Joey andFanny are parallels in the show, but that doesn't mean that Katie Holmes, who plays Joey on the show is too. Katie told interviewers that although they are similar in the way that they deal with situations, the background and home life is much different. Katie describes her home life as a happy warm home with her many brothers and sisters. Joey on the other hand, had a much lonlier life.
Bessie's boyfriend is a black man named Bodie, and this interracial relationship is also a scandal in the small close minded community of Capeside, as well as another place for gossip placed upon Joey's head. Joey is an exceptional student with dreams of getting a scholarship and going to college-and away from Capeside. She has always counted on Dawson Leery, her best friend, when times got tough. She has climbed through his bedroom window for ten years. She is practically more a part of the Leery family then her own. But no matter where she goes in life, this favorite on Dawson's Creek will always have people cheering for her.