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Watch Lana Del Rey’s 30-Minute Film, Tropico

A hazy blend of Spring Breakers and lip-liner, Lana Del Rey's ambitious 30-minute music video/short film Tropico was written by the singer and directed by Anthony Mandler (who's done a slew of Rihanna's videos, including "Diamonds" and "Unfaithful"). Snakes, roses, guns, and even a hologram of Marilyn Monroe mix the biblical origin story (Lana eats the apple!) into a story involving stripping, violence, and (eventually) outer space. It's Lana at her most Lana, paired right with the announcement that her next LP is to be called Ultraviolence. Clockwork Orange fans, you can make the connection.