Miss Crash stars in “Born Villain”, the new music video for Marilyn Manson. Oddly enough, the short film is directed by Shia LaBeouf. Or maybe not so oddly.
I want to think this is the awesome-est music video because Crash is in it. The hook suspensions, gun violence, bleeding eye socket, boobs, and vagina mean this will most likely never see MTV rotation. But, as a piece, it kind of comes across like someone who doesn’t get it, working with great materials. I haven’t listened to the album yet, so maybe Marilyn Manson littered the title track with random Shakespeare quote, like a college freshman. Maybe themes from Macbeth really resonate with either Marilyn Manson or Shia LaBeouf. But having that sort of stuff in there just feels a bit forced and pretentious. The flipping back and forth between spoken word and music sort of takes the viewer out of it. There are a number of individual shots in this, which feel like they would make cool images, even though they don’t quite compel as a video narrative. I hear that there is a companion photo book . . .
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