Soaked In Bleach’s Love smacking her drug dealer’s ass during her first meeting with Grant.
Tom Grant, meanwhile, is portrayed as a beacon of justice and truth.
The filmmakers frame the private investigator as someone with a strong moral compass and a commitment to great work — essentially, a character the viewer inherently wants to believe and a foil to Courtney, someone you do not.
According to the film, Courtney loved the publicity generated by the rumors circulating before Kurt’s body was discovered.
Love is portrayed as being so intently focused on the upcoming release of Hole’s Live Through This at the time of Kurt’s disappearance from an LA rehab facility, just days before his death, that she leaked false information to the press in order to sell more records. With minimal phone clips supporting this claim, it’s unfair for the filmmakers to conclude that this was her motivation.
Kurt’s high school friends from Aberdeen are supposed to convince us that he wasn’t suicidal, as Courtney suggested.
Don’t we all keep our hometown friends up to date on our most intimate thoughts and feelings, especially after we’ve moved away and become massive rock stars? These claims are corroborated by Kurt’s happy statements in the media — an outlet that Nirvana fans know he did not respect or take seriously.
It’s insinuated that Courtney manipulated her inner circle into appearing helpful to Grant while really misdirecting him in the days leading up to and following Kurt’s death.
Yet none of these people, such as Kurt’s close friend Dylan Carlson, appear in Soaked in Bleach to corroborate Grant’s claims of misdirection. If Love was as drugged out as Grant makes her out to be, it’s difficult to imagine her constructing a massive plot in which she: a) conspires to kill her husband, b) hires a private investigator to make it look like she was concerned about Kurt’s wellbeing, and c) uses friends to relay vague information that will impede the detective from saving Kurt.