With two remaining pieces of this enigmatic Duncan/Blake puzzle still outstanding —the endlessly teased Nancy Jo Sales article in January's Vanity Fair and Theresa's final posthumous blog entry which was preset as an automatic post set to detonate on New Year's Eve — The Post awakes from its slumber chiming in with a lumbering article by Bill Hoffmann and David Li called "Beck And Fall". They manage to sprinkle some new, albeit cheap, spice on this old stew by easily suggesting Theresa may have offed herself because Beck (I'm A Loser, Baby) bailed on her upcoming movie project. Of course Beck says he never agreed to do her movie, not to mention barely knew Theresa; everyone suspects some sort of Scientology intimidation in the end and lives happily ever after.
I guess Duncan emailed Nancy Jo and said Beck desperately wanted to leave "the cult" and was going to make the movie with Duncan as his 'coming out' or something equally lame. I guess Theresa's movie was to be about two New York prep-school girls who kidnap a rock star, after he told them he wanted to leave the Church of Scientology and they offered help.
The selling point of Theresa's project was having the movie's protagonist played by real-life Scientologist Beck. Umm...
So in January's Vanity Fair, Nancy Jo bares these e-mails written to her by Theresa suggesting Beck pulled the curtain down on her beloved movie development, "Alice Underground", out of fear from Der Kult.
"He [Beck] really, really tried to get away . . . [by] using going to NY to be in 'Alice Underground'. He told me he wanted to leave the cult desperately, and this what they do when someone knows that."
"That's ridiculous. Totally false. We never met to discuss the film. I did explain to her I wasn't looking to act right then, and with the album, tour schedule, and a baby on the way, it wouldn't be feasible. Had we been closer and discussed anything as personal as religion, I would have only had positive things to say about Scientology."
I dunno, lads. Sounds like Theresaface was bummed that Beck said "No" to her movie and made up some cryptic story to save face.
Did Duncan kill herself because of it? I really doubt it. Duncan's ego seemed so big that it could certainly have survived getting rejected by Beck. I mean, it was Beck, not David Bowie!
I don't doubt Theresa was in some sort of swirling oak burl world of madness and delusion. Her and Blake both seemed to have had raging hard-on's to expose the Church of Scientology. And so if Beck turned her down, she probably said, "SEE! THEY'RE ON TO US! THEY'RE AFTER US!!" and quite possibly his rejection (in)directly added to her paranoia which may have lead to her suicide.
In the time of chimpanzees, he was a monkey. Wow. What a genius.
Are you with me? Is this thing on? Yello?
* Oh, so I just passed by my local newsstand whilst on my way to pick up a bowl of 7,000 lentil chili and I spied the new Vanity Fair (Katherine Heigl on the cover - who?) with that Nancy Jo article inside and I'm reading it now, whilst eating my 7,000 lentil chili. I'll report back when it's safe.