Though Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s death was officially ruled a suicide in 1994, questions about whether his death was that straightforward have loomed in the heads of conspiracy theorists ever since. And new documentary, Soaked In Bleach, does anything but diminish those questions.
The murder conspiracy documentary, directed by Benjamin Statler, tells the story of the end of Cobain’s life from the point of view of Tom Grant, a private investigator hired by Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, just a few days before Cobain’s passing.
Full of convincing evidence from Grant, speculation about the trial being handled inappropriately, and a statement from former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper that “if [he] were the Chief of Police, [he] would reopen this investigation,” the Soaked in Bleach trailer alone will have you confused as to what the truth is. Could it be true? Did Courtney Love really murder her husband?
Grant has had a vendetta against Love for years. His website, cobaincase.com, attempts to paint Love as a murderer. You can read more about Grant's involvement, as well as the validity of his theories, on Wikipedia.
The film is so (unsurprisingly) polarizing, that Courtney Love herself sent cease-and-desist letters to theaters planning to show the film, saying the movie “falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain,” and that it “cannot have any credibility.”
Interested in watching the documentary and deciding what you believe about all this? You can watch Soaked in Bleach on the movie’s official website for $5.99.