Deck-Brained: Lana Del Rey

At the risk of Great Gatsby fatigue, the video for Lana Del Rey’s musical contribution, Young & Beautiful, was just released. (Oh, did you forget the film also opens in US theaters today?) Directed by fashion filmmaker Chris Sweeney, the deceptively dramatic video demonstrates her ascendant tragic-heroine goddessness and descendant pouty-teenness—a cross between Marianne Faithfull, Marina Abramovic, and Liv Tyler. And if it wasn’t clear before that the songstress was warbling to a full orchestra in silhouette, Fantasia-style, there’s no mistaking it now. Although, it seems like those diamond paperweights dangling from her ears could have sparkled a little more were it not for that fuzzy, end-of-Camelot Polaroid look…


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