Lana Del Rey’s preview of her 30-minute long short film Tropico was directed by Anthony Mandler and produced by Rick Rubin. The California-based songstress Lana Del Rey is featured in her Body Electric single with albino model Shaun Ross.
In the preview, Del Rey and Ross are seen to be dressed in leaves similar to Adam and Eve in Paradise. The short film is an ode to the stories from the Bible, predominantly the tale of sin and redemption, where the entire setting is one that reflects to the Garden of Eden, complete with a snake, with Del Rey herself eating the poisoned apple. The video also features cameos of Jesus, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Elvis Presley and more.
“I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, Ultraviolence,” says Del Rey on the release of the short film.
Lana Del Rey Reinvents Sin and Redemption in Short Film Tropico
1. Music-inspired Short Films - The release of Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico showcases the trend of musicians expanding their artistic expression through visually stunning narratives.
2. Biblical Imagery in Media - The presence of Biblical symbolism in Tropico highlights the trend of incorporating religious elements into contemporary artistic works.
3. Celebrity Cameos in Music Videos - Tropico's inclusion of famous figures like Jesus, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley exemplifies the trend of featuring celebrity cameos in music videos for added intrigue and cultural resonance.
1. Music Industry - The success of visually captivating short films like Tropico suggests new opportunities for musicians to engage audiences through multi-dimensional storytelling and audio-visual experiences.
2. Film Industry - The rise in popularity of artistically ambitious music-related short films opens up avenues for collaboration between musicians and filmmakers to create unique and immersive cinematic experiences.
3. Art and Entertainment Industry - The incorporation of religious themes and celebrities in music videos, as seen in Tropico, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for artists and entertainers to explore unconventional narratives and evoke powerful emotions in their work.