In the 1990s, if you wanted to piss off your uptight parents, or make a statement in your conservative suburb, you saved up your allowance and paper route money and became a Marilyn Manson fan.His pop industrial schtick, button-pushing visuals, and abrasive music were an easy target for those looking to point out the moral decline of youth, but an objective look would realize he was mostly pretty harmless. Breaking the Same Old Ground Bonus Track: You're So Vain There are more, but I will reserve judgment until all the facts are in. For Del Rey, the image of a little girl lost/coquettish rebel is cemented by going arm in arm with rock's most bizarre figure. She looks something like both, but really is neither.This is why she enchants people, this is why she pisses people off (often simultaneously—her ardent detractors can argue against her artistic value but would be hypocrites to deny her ability to fascinate).After a series of music videos marked by their retro melodrama (or Christina Aguilera and Lana Del Rey both released collections of new music this week.
She explores what it is to be a proud mistress, an opportunist out for "money, power, and glory," a hack who, as a song title puts it, "Fucked My Way Up to the Top." ( Lana Del Rey released her latest video on her Twitter account last night with the caption "new video," and it turns out the description signaled a pared down aesthetic for the chanteuse.
It can be viewed here (warning: potentially distressing content).
Lana Del Rey, the musical persona of Lizzy Grant, lives in an uncanny valley between the extremes of pop star and real girl.
Speaking to , Manson said that while he was present for some of the scenes depicted in the supercut footage, the rape dramatisation was filmed separately and was later edited by someone he is not affiliated with.
He also acknowledged that the footage was shot by director Eli Roth.“It wasn’t a Marilyn Manson video.