My good friend Mol forwarded this new Lana creative-output to me because she’s always got her finger on the pulse of such things while I’m usually lying in a ditch somewhere looking at the stars-type-thing. While I personally think that the incredible amount of vicious feedback she’s received has been unfounded, gendered and tantamount to schoolyard bullying, this video, I gotta say, is WHACK.
Here it is, Lana Del Ray’s “Ride”
In the wake of savage press regarding her image and music, Lana goes on a road trip with a biker gang, has sex with all of them and also with her dad.
Take a sober look at what this communicates, particularly to our girls and boys, seeking identity through pop-idols.