Alternately criticized and vilified, embraced and idolized, Courtney Love has been a polarizing fixture from the moment she screamed and stormed her way onto the alternative music scene over twenty years ago. An extraordinary musician, her gift for creation is matched only by a knack for inspiring equal parts adoration and rage. Yet everything we know about her has come from the media or her music; she has never before, in her own words, shared the whole story of life as she’s experienced it.
From her rocky relationship with her hippy parents to her days spent stripping to make ends meet to the truth behind her much-publicized drug abuse and recovery, Untitled is a riveting story, too crazy not to be true. It is a coming of age tale, beginning in the San Francisco and Portland counter-culture, maturing within the ever-evolving world of punk and grunge in the '80s and ‘90s, and revealing an artist who, time after time, found herself at the epicenter of alternative culture as it reached its tipping point. Nothing is off limits here, not her relationships with alternative rock icons Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, nor her engagement to actor Ed Norton, and for the first time, her heavily scrutinized marriage to Kurt Cobain will be revealed as the tragic romance it truly was.
While she doesn’t shy away from tales of excess, Courtney also goes deeper, offering unique insight into both the modern rock culture she indelibly shaped and her own soul. As it captures her perennial journey from the fringe of pop culture to the flaming center and back again—demonstrating Love’s flair for reinvention and her ability to stay relevant without losing her trenchancy. It is an honest portrait of Courtney Love, an outspoken, creatively dangerous, and undeniably entertaining artist and woman who continues to shape popular culture—and who will do so for years to come.