Are you, like, a news person or something?
–Goth Girl #2
I’m not 100% up-to-date on my Cobain conspiracy lore, but this footage from a Seattle public access TV show is an utterly fascinating slice of the mid-1990s.
Investigator/reporter/public access cable TV host Richard Lee approaches two young Kurt fans dressed in “Goth” attire who are visiting the grounds of the house in which the singer died. Lee immediately “interrogates” the girls on their thoughts regarding Cobain’s death, then points out evidence that he believes proves he was murdered by Courtney Love.
At one point, Lee references Cobain’s death certificate and one girl actually pulls a folded copy of it out of her pocket; which reminded me just how devoted these fans were. The two Goths seem to be increasingly convinced by Lee as the conversation goes on that Cobain might have been murdered, and are excited to be talking to an actual “news person.”
While there is more footage on this 20+ minute video including other chats with fans, TV news clips, and Lee himself hosting his show…I’d really watch an independent film of just him talking to those girls in front of the house Cobain died in. Like, get Gus Van Sant on the phone, pronto.