Here’s the thing: Courtney Love is a train wreck. She just is. She’s a rowdy, crazy, outspoken hot mess of a lady. To be fair, she does have her moments, these little bits of time where she’s endearing or lovely or whatever, but that doesn’t change the fact that she’s sort of a tragedy.
To prove my point, I offer you a few quotes from Courtney’s latest interview with Vogue:
On being angry with Kurt Cobain: “Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d f*cking kill him. I’d f*ck him, and then I’d kill him.”
More on Kurt: “He tried to kill himself three times!” And then there were the drugs. “He OD’d at least five times. I was the f*cking E.M.S. I was always sticking pins in his balls. I carried around Narcan!”—a drug used to jolt OD-ing heroin users back to life.
On her daughter, Frances Bean: “This is her diary,” Love explains. “I just want you to look at this one page,” which contains a list titled, “Things That Make Me Smile.” Love, distraught, asks Sales, “Why am I not on it? Why doesn’t she put ‘watching old movies with my mom’?” Frances Bean emancipated herself from her mother two years ago, a decision that is clearly still bewildering and hurtful to Love. “All I can feel is how much I love her,” Love tells Sales. “I’d give anything to hear the sound of her heels walking down the hall past my bedroom.”
More on Frances: “There were no drugs in my urine, no drugs in her urine when she was born,” Love says. She laments a number of her parenting failures, such as Frances’s inability to read until she was seven: “It was my fault! I never read to her! … Why didn’t I ever take her to a Broadway show? She f*cking loved those Broadway musicals!” There were times when, Love says, her daughter was teased by other children; “They called her ‘crack baby.’”
On money: “We could never find our money!” she says. “We had $135,000 in our bank account. They said that if he would go do Lollapalooza he would make $11 million… Do you think Kurt would have killed himself if he had known he had $54 million?” That figure is based on research done by Love’s Twitter Army, her online fans and believers who are determined to get to the bottom of “the fraud.”
On people: “They won’t be happy till I’m dead!” exclaims Love, of no one in particular.
Oh, Courtney, girl. Please, honey, just pull it together. This all sounds way too sad, sister.