Courtney Love Becomes a Cartoon, Drowns in Shame, and Kicks It With Karl Lagerfeld
|Image by Michael Mouris|
In the short animated film The Dark Night of the Soul, directed by Michael Mouris, laugh tracks add the backdrop for a wannabe rock 'n' roll sitcom.
Courtney sounds completely out of it, but tells Lagerfeld that she's "sober." And when she and
Her hair then becomes a pile of noodles. An Asian woman starts doing sign language in the bottom right corner. Are we losing it?
She goes to lunch with fashion mentor André Leon Talley and he tells her, "You are none of these [bags]. You are a rockstar. That's just your bag." Love responds, "Well, it's still pretty magical." Cue awkward segue to "Skinny Little Bitch," a cutesy blonde going in head first for a strawberry-topped cake, then assorted candy, which morphs into a video installation at an art gallery. Are you dizzy yet?
"No, no, no, darling," Lagerfeld continues. "The kook is never gone. You are the kook and the grace, and we love all of it." All of a sudden the animation morphs into live video of Love performing and fans cheering.
What's more interesting, still, is that Mouris transformed this short from pixels in photographs, see left. Check out the six and a half minute short below, and tell us what you think. Isn't Love a lot more fun when she's animated?