For the past few days this image of Lana del Ray with a big ass bee on her fake lips on the cover of Russian Interview has been flooding the internet. There is no doubt it’s a rad shot. Everything works beautifully, the red hair, the pale skin, the bee and the eyeliner all make for a very compelling photo. However has anyone stopped to realize that this picture is a strait up rip off of Irving Penn’s shot from 1995? Look for yourself below.
I saw this video last night and had to share my thoughts. For those of you unfamiliar with LdR she is the newest indie queen, who apparently had lip injections (via Highsnobette) and now has a major record label backing her, thus the expensive looking videos.
I will be the first to say how much I love her first single “video games” but there are so many things that get me fired up, in a bad way, about this video, I’m not sure where to start.
How old fashioned is it to have live tigers on set? Haven’t we gone past this mindless hook? The video is suggesting she is in Heaven and trying to impose an angelic feel to the video, which it does, however including these majestic animals in the video is oh so unnecessary.
Next, what is the problem with the guy? He seems pissed and LdR just takes it. Sorry honey but those lips need to put that guy in his place instead of just pouting and smoking weed.
Finally, what’s up with HER dying? Wasn’t HE the one driving, getting all horny, distracting him? This fucker treats her all bad then he’s the one who lives? I suppose the sexy shot of her in her bra covered in blood was the icing on the cake, for the directors anyways.
In short, besides the wicked styling, this video gets an F-