TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014|
Posted by: Tayi Sanusi
Twenty years after the tragic death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, conspiracy theories surrounding the rock idol's suspicious passing have culminated in a soon-to-be-released documentary titled Soaked In Bleach. Part expose and part movie, this documentary blends fictitious and highly dramatized reenactments of events that took place leading up to and after Cobain's death, with interviews with investigators and other controversial persons of interest. It can be so difficult to take things like this seriously when what appears to be a large portion of the film is being theatrically recounted which inherently retracts from the seriousness of the film's aggressive accusations.
The main anchor for the docu-movie is the private investigator, Tom Grant, who was hired by his then wife Courtney Love to find Cobain after he disappeared from rehab in the months preceding his death. Through his investigation, Grant ultimately became convinced that Love murdered Cobain in hopes of receiving his inheritance before their eminent divorce.
The question now becomes should we chalk this docu-movie up as a ploy to exploit the death of a famous rock star 20 years later...or a sincere attempt to uncover what really happened? Unfortunately we won't know until we see it, but based on the trailer it may simply be some well-crafted Hollywood hype.