Lana Del Rey recently released her short film, Tropico, which deals with a lot of heavy hitting, controversial topics. Included are religious icons, famous people revered like religious icons, Adam and Eve, drugs, stripping, violence. Despite it’s explicitness, it’s cinematography is beautiful and the story riveting. The rise and fall of man, trying too much to be God and so doomed to the Garden of Evil.
Then Lana and her lover are suddenly bathed in light and white. Lana literally strips off her black clothes in order to don a white dress that matches her partner’s white ensemble. No longer is it about the guns, drugs, violence and money but about the two of them, and their passion for one another. Then their love carries them away like to souls bound for what seemed to be heaven.