Oh, boy. Hot on the heels of the 100 per cent authorised, definitive and Courtney-Love-sponsored Kurt Cobain biopic, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, is another doc exposing the never-before-told (but hotly debated) story of Cobain’s death. And this is one Love definitely does not want you to see – insofar that she’s sent a cease and desist to theatres showing the new film, Soaked in Bleach.
The documentary investigates the much-whispered conspiracy theory that Cobain’s death – which was ruled a suicide – might have been a homicide. The docudrama may as well have been titled Courtney Killed Kurt: The Legend Continues. So naturally, she’s pissed. The letter alleges that “the Film falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.”
The film’s producers, in a statement to Deadline, hit back at the damning letter. “We were disturbed to learn that Courtney Love’s lawyers sent threatening letters to movie theaters all over the country. Most arrived before Soaked in Bleach was released last week, presumably before she or her lawyers ever saw it. She obviously hoped to scare theater owners into dropping the film. Thankfully, very few were intimidated. Most saw the letter for what it is – a cowardly attack on the rights of free speech, free expression and free choice.”
All that drama aside, it does look pretty darn interesting. Have a watch of the trailer below: