Lana Del Rey launched her new short film Tropico at Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, a 30-minute visual directed by Anthony Mandler and starring model Shaun Ross. Featuring her tracks “Body Electric”, “Gods and Monsters” and “Bel Air”, it’s a lurid tangle of Americana and an extension of her aesthetic, with themes of innocence lost, good vs. evil, and trading your body for money. As she puts it in the iconic words of Allen Ginsberg: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.” Also expect the poetry of Walt Whitman, and cameos from Jesus Christ, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley in Tropico. In the monologue of “Ride” she spoke of a “chameleon soul”, and here the colours are more searing than ever.
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