Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Courtney Love: Truly, Truly Outrageous?

So recently Courtney Love posted this on her MySpace blog:

just want to hank allyou supportive lovely people and thank you for putting up with my kookoo bananas alter ego should; we give her a name? shoudl we give my alter ego a name? hmnmmmm Cherry! "Cherry kookoo" so if /when im overcome and blog again wich i wont do i took a picture of a friend looking at me rather sternly to remind me not to- well know it was Cherry Kookoo, but i think I've killed her off.back to my shopping basket!
Ooooookay, so aside from the obvious critiques here (that's right, I'm talking spelling errors) something else quite surprising dawned on me.

Courtney Love has modelled her career on Jem & the Hole-ograms! Er, Holograms.

I mean, it's pretty obvious in retrospect. The caked-on makeup, the over-processed hair, the fashion that even Cyndi Lauper would steer clear from.

And even though Courtney's music was a smidgen more cutting edge, she still faced the same dramas and kooky adventures that Jem's all-girl band did.

So here we have polished Golden Globe-nominated Courtnery who handles her legendary dead husbands' music estate and constantly tries to get custody of her crackbaby.

And on the left? Her "alter ego," Cherry Kookoo, who gets in catfights with Madonna and was busted for possession of controlled substances.

Night and day people! You could scarcely tell they were the same person.

But where have we seen this before...?

Oh, I think you've seen it before plain-and-tall Jerrica Benton! Or, should I say, rock goddess Jem?!

By day a drab goodie-two-shoes who's gotta take care of some parentless brats in an orphanage and run her legendary dead father's record company, by night a truly, truly outrageous rockstar who gets in catfights with the Misfits and is framed for poisoning music producers.

Courtney's homage would have been perfect... had she not mistaken Jem's holographic friend Synergy for cocaine. Sure, Synergy created light shows and got Jem all gussied up but she never sent her to rehab.

Showtime, Synergy!