The Archaeology of a Face: Courtney Love
How exactly did this happen? Everyone ages, but not everyone turns into that.
Let me begin by noting that I am motivated by a fascination with Courtney that borders on love for the popstar who penned the song that defined my adolescence: When I Was a Teenage Whore. Many of my friends just don't get it. "She's nothing more than a big mess who wrote a few good songs a long time ago, and anyhow she killed Kurt," they say. "She's a rock goddess," I retort with the simple faith of a true believer.
Only a fan would bother with what follows. Anyhow, after the jump I begin my dig.
(before she realized just how much makeup she needed to be wearing at all times)
Courtney: The Archaeology of a Face
Everybody is enjoying hating on Courtney Love right now just because of this:
comparing her to the "cat lady" Jocelyn Wildenstein
or, more cruelly, Eric Stolz in Mask (who does resemble poor Mrs. Wildenstein, as this comparison shows):
but I say, Courtney's finally starting to look like a real human being again. One more nip and tuck
and the only role Courtney was ever going to be able to play again was a middle-aged tranny club queen
(by the way, Sophia: No need to pout when you've purchased I mean got lips like that)
Courtney doesn't look hot or glam now that she's reverted to her natural weight, but hot and glam never really suited her, did they? Keep in mind that she started life like this:
Courtney was someone who probably benefited from a bit of surgery, just to correct that extremely unlucky shake of the genetic dice, but then she got addicted.
Now, 25 years and as many ever-freakier surgeries later, the weight gain somehow brings her back into the flock of humanity. If you squint your eyes she looks kinda like a cool, 40something mom (which is exactly what she is).
No more of that "I need to date a man in his early 20s because they're the only ones who can keep up with me" nonsense. Whether she likes it or not, that's all behind her. You can't pretend you're 25 when you look like this
And that's a good thing.
Even if she's not ready to enter middle age gracefully, her body has already made the decision for her. And for the first time in years I have hope that she might actually rebound and have a healthy future. She might actually have a career as a middle-aged actress.
I know that sounds implausible after seeing all these crazy plastic surgery photos, but the surgery looks more normal now that she's kind of fat. Think Sharon Gless. Not Cagney and Lacey Sharon Gless, of course,
but rootin' tootin', PFLAG-lovin' Queer as Folk Sharon Gless
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