Oh, Courtney Love, you’ve always been at once unfairly disparaged and unfairly idolized by the laymen of your country. But why are people so obsessed with you?
I honestly can’t answer that. I CAN point the reader to a lovely interview I did with the ladies of Frightwig, who in it, tore Ms. Love down a couple notches. What I like about it is that it’s NOT some sorority chick or your daytime news anchor calling her a crazy bitch. The women of Frightwig be crazy bitches (which I mean in the best way possible), so when they point out that Courtney is a SERIOUSLY crazy bitch, and one who they knew personally, I have to listen. But, I won’t totally dismiss her just yet. Let’s read Love’s bad-girl-manifesto for a few moments, shall we?
The woman gets a couple things right- namely that Dame Darcy IS goddess supreme, and that “sex is intrigue, not looks.” Or, at least, those are two statements I can certainly get behind. Oh, and I have to semi-agree with her distinction between “bad girls” and “evil girls.”
The rest of it? Her bravado ends up coming across as veiled self-doubt. Which is fine. We all got self-doubt. But I’m just not sure how I feel about her putting down other women to deal with it. I’ll be real and say I’m a little uncomfortable with the whole thing because I DO identify with a good deal of her assertions, but I can’t resolve the conflict between shitting on other women, wild vanity, and having a sense of irreverence and humor about the whole thing. Thoughts, anyone? It’s a fun read, in any case.
Here’s an awesome Hole sleeve for aesthetic kicks: