Lana Del Rey Retells Story of Adam & Eve In Her Short Film, Tropico

blame it on Meka December 5, 2013

Directed by Anthony Mandler

True to her word the somber songstress debuts her new short film, a 30-minute “epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption,” with Lana portraying Eve and model Shaun Ross as Adam.

After announcing the title of her next LP, Ultraviolence (you can catch that announcement via the Instagram), a label-issued press release Lana talked about the film:

The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles. Del Rey’s visual sensibility is rich and fantastical, and the movie’s running themes stay true to the concepts of Born to Die and Born To Die – The Paradise Edition: the loss of innocence, good vs. evil, and trading beauty for money. The film puts closure on the two recordings, and features three songs from The Paradise Edition: “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters,” and “Bel Air.”

The thing will be live for only the next 24 hours (or, until someone rips the whole thing and tosses it on the YouTube later), so catch it now (or later, after someone rips the whole thing and tosses it on the YouTube later).