In a very recent two-part interview with The Fix, Courtney Love says a lot of things, crazy things as anyone could expect from that woman, and if there is a lot of talking about her battle with drugs, some of her sentences are just plain unacceptable:
‘I’ve been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I’m getting tired of it. That's not the way I live anymore. Obviously I’ve had a lot of issues, but that was years ago!’
These days, I’m very virginal when it comes to drugs.’
Do I need to comment on this? She then admits still taking a few legal prescriptions, and saving all her empty pill bottles.
When talking about her public image, she slams Gus Van Sant’s movie ‘Last Days’ and Kim Gordon by the same occasion:
‘There are so many lies out there. A while ago this movie came out called Last Days by Gus Van Sant, which purports to depict my life with Kurt. I’ve never deigned to see it myself, but I’ve read some reviews. [Sonic Youth’s] Kim Gordon is in it, and she supposedly shuffles around commenting sagely on Kurt’s final days. Which is ridiculous. The truth is that she was always an awful cocktease, and she was obsessed with my husband, but Kurt just hated her. It’s crazy that she’s presenting herself as his intimate friend. But the world is full of phonies.’
So many lies? Love has her own conception of reality, saying that her bad image is what made her lose the custody of her own child:
‘You know, yes, I have problems, but I’ve tried really hard to overcome them. I have this reputation of being a huge drug addict, which is no longer true. People need to believe that I’ve changed…
Because it’s ruinous to my life, to my child’s life, to everything. It's why Frances was taken away.’
The interview has a lot of this, blaming others for her own problems, not taking any responsibility for who she is and what happened in her life.
The worst part of the interview has to be her gossipy attack on New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg:
‘Kurt and I were living in L.A. There’s this persistent myth that we spent our whole lives in Seattle. The reality is that we only were there for six miserable months. We bought a house there because it was the only way we could escape all the shit stirred up by that Vanity Fair article, where Lynn Hirschberg claimed that I was doing dope while I was pregnant. The blowback was so bad that Kurt and I had to leave Hollywood for a while.’
And later, she is simply saying Lynn Hirschberg should be blamed for Kurt Cobain’s death.
‘When I was pregnant with Frances. When my doctor informed me I was having a baby, I knew I had to get clean real quick. I checked in to a hospital to detox. But then my world was turned upside down by a very bitter, very ugly woman named Lynn Hirschberg, who published an article about Kurt and me in Vanity Fair. She is famous for doing hatchet pieces on other women and blow-jobs on famous Jewish men. She’s constantly falling in love with celebrities like Rick Rubin, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein, and Jerry Seinfeld. In fact, she was fired from Vanity Fair because she sent Jerry Seinfeld an article she had written about him and allowed him to edit it before it appeared in the magazine. She’s a monster—that’s all I can say. I don’t have hate in my heart for anybody, but she’s more responsible for my husband’s death than anyone.’
And to the question whether her drug use may have had an effect on her daughter, she, still in denial, accuses Hirschberg again:
‘No, I don’t. I think the stress caused by Lynn Hirschberg’s article had a lot more of an impact on her than anything I ever did. When that article came out, I’d been in a chemical dependency unit for a whole week! After I went home, Kurt was using a lot of heroin, so I usually spent the night with friends. I didn’t stay around Kurt too much when I was pregnant. That whole episode made us drift apart.'
'Yes, it’s true, I used heroin in the first three weeks of my pregnancy—but so fucking what!? I didn’t even know I was pregnant at the time! I also took a few puffs on a cigarette when my belly was out to here, but most of those nine months, I walked around with nicotine patches all over my body. When you have a baby inside you, you’re not going to do drugs or something stupid.’
‘As a writer, wouldn’t it be your worst nightmare if you drove someone to suicide? I hope so. Because that’s what Lynn Hirschberg did to Kurt, all right? She humiliated and emasculated him. She sent him over the edge. She deserves most of the blame for his death. Do you really want to challenge me on that fact?’
If you go back to the 1992 Love’s interview by Hirschberg, you can read this declaration from Love, then pregnant:
‘We did a lot of drugs. We got pills and then went to Alphabet City and Kurt wore a hat, I wore a hat, and we copped some dope. Then we got high and went to S.N.L. After that, I did heroin for a couple of months’.
I know she is totally crazy and fucked up with a conception of reality as delusional as her idea of being clean (she admits during the interview having done a bump of cocaine just a few weeks ago), but may be she could form a coalition with M.I.A.
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