Watch Kurt Cobain Read Hate Mail in a Hitler Mustache

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There have been multiple teaser clips released in the lead-up to the premiere of HBO’s critically acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. But the latest batch of archival footage shows the late cultural icon as we’ve never seen him before: sporting a wedding dress, lipstick and a Hitler moustache.

In the bizarre home movie, the Nirvana frontman’s then-wife Courtney Love reads a hate letter from a Cobain super-fan known only as ““Kurt slave” trashing his “hag” of a lady love, while Cobain himself mimes along, dolled-up in his outlandish get-up.

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The clip is one of many to be plucked from Cobain’s personal archives for the upcoming film, along with rarely seen artwork, photography, journal extracts and, of course, music. Director Brett Morgan was given free reign from Cobain’s family, including daughter Frances Bean, who acted as the film’s producer. 

Read our in-depth interview with the film’s director, Brett Morgen, in which he explains the struggle that Cobain would eventually lose himself to. “You see that he wants to be a doting father but he’s losing his battle to his addiction,” Morgen reflects.

Montage Of Heck is in US cinemas now, and will premiere in Australia with a limited theatrical release on May 7th.

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