While testifying against Britney Spears in court where he’s suing the popstar and her parents for libel, breach of contract, and millions in unpaid management fees, shady music manager with a penchant for damaged goods, Sam Lufti, let slip that he and his current ward, Courtney Love, are developing a Broadway musical based on the life and music of Kurt Cobain and flannelegendary three-piece, Nirvana.
According to the New York Daily News, Lufti told the court under oath (so you know it’s truth, because perjury is not a thing where people of this calibre are concerned) that he is currently working as Love’s (“an accomplished actress“) co-manager, collaborating with her on “a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain’s.“
Word from an unnamed source (so you know it’s good) is that “She’s been talking about doing a movie or play about her life with Kurt [Cobain] for a long time. It’s been her dream to get her side of the story out.“
Vanity Fair notes that Love would no doubt be looking for ways to further elaborate on the story she gave to Nancy Jo Sales, who asked if she was mad at Cobain for committing suicide. To which Love replied, “Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d fucking kill him. I’d fuck him, and then I’d kill him.“
Ugh. She speaks with such lyricism. The heart sings and I can hear the Broadway bells already.
Love, however, might have a little trouble hearing the musical’s prospective score clearly though, having sold her share of her rights to Nirvana’s musical catalogue to Primary Wave music. Frances Bean no doubt would feel less than enthused at the prospect of her estranged mother making it on Broadway (‘It’ being a mess), but is yet to issue one of her signature statements against her own mother.
Meanwhile, in other Nirvanews, Smells Like Teen Spirit is also set to be developed into a middling sitcom about a teenager who develops an Internet start up in his parent’s basement, and Dries Van Noten made a flurry of luxe grunge references to the terrible two in his wonderful Spring 2013 collection. Guys, if you were ever in any doubt about it, the 90s are so certifiably hot right now.
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