Montage of Heck is coming, and according to at least one reviewer, the documentary may not paint Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love, in the best light.
In fact, according to Troy L. Smith of Cleveland.com, viewers might not even like the couple all that much at the end of the movie.
“Heck, You may not even like him all that much after watching it.… But that’s not the point. The HBO documentary about the greatest songwriter of his generation isn’t out to justify the legend of Kurt Cobain. It’s an informative examination of who the man really was.”
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is scheduled to air on HBO on May 4. The much-anticipated documentary has already made news throughout the music world for an array of controversial reasons. Among those reasons: revelations made by Cobain’s wife, Hole front woman Courtney Love, regarding children.
According to HollywoodLife.com, Love says during a Montage of Heck interview that she would have loved to have more children with Cobain.
“We were all we had, so making a family as fast as possible was important. If I had had more time, I’d have had more kids with him.”
Love, now 50, was 28-years-old when her daughter Frances Bean Cobain was born. During Montage of Heck, Love talks about her pregnancy and the drugs she used while pregnant with Cobain’s daughter.
For those familiar with Cobain and Love, the revelation of drug use during pregnancy some as no surprise. Still, the frankness with which Love talks about the instances during Montage of Heck are somewhat startling.
“I did do heroin when I was pregnant, and then I stopped. I knew she would be fine. I assured (Kurt) that I was built like an (ox) and could carry this pregnancy to term and not have any problems. I was a young woman. The pregnancy isn’t the problem. It’s being around a junkie while I’m pregnant, when I’m a junkie too, and I know the minute that baby’s out, I’m gonna go shoot up in celebratory fashion. That was our lifestyle.”
Ultimately, it was that junkie lifestyle what ultimately impacted the way Cobain handled the celebrity that came with being the front man for what was, at the time, one of the most popular and influential bands in the world. According to Smith of Cleveland.com, Montage of Heck is not a story about Nirvana and the band’s rise to fame, but instead is a story all about Kurt Cobain himself and his relationship with Love. Smith writes:
“The story in Montage of Heck isn’t of how Nirvana became the biggest band in the world. It’s how Cobain reacted to it all.”
Will you tune in to watch Montage of Heck on HBO?
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