Published Nov 20, 2014The title track from Lana Del Rey's 2014 album Ultraviolence raised some rather troubling issues of abuse, and now she's attached to an even more harrowing piece of work. This time it's a previously unreleased video from Marilyn Manson.
The clip was made a couple of years ago, and appears on a freshly uncovered 2013 reel from Los Angeles media collective Sturmgruppe. Most of the shots come from Manson's music videos "No Reflection" (directed by Lukas Ettlin) and "Slo-Mo-Tion" (directed by Manson himself), and these include images of a violent dinner party, a rooftop sniper and a bloodied woman with her head underwater.
The most horrifying part, however, shows Del Rey being violently forced onto a bed and raped. Teco Apple [via Pitchfork] points out that film director Eli Roth (Hostel) plays the attacker. The whole thing is set to a creepy horror-movie drone.
Last year, Roth told Larry King during a interview that he had made a video with Del Rey and Manson, but, "The footage is so sick, it's been locked in a vault for over a year."
Watch the video below, but be forewarned that it's extremely disturbing to say the least. The previous music videos that this clip draws from ("No Reflection" and "Slo-Mo-Tion") are also below.
UPDATE: Marilyn Manson's camp has told Pitchfork that the footage of Del Rey was not filmed for a Manson music video or project. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music," said Manson's representative, Kathryn Frazier of Biz3. "It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage." The video has also now been taken down.