Lana Del Rey extends her 15 minutes in new H&M campaign
Lana Del Rey seems to have rebounded from her critically panned album quite nicely, recently scoring a high profile gig with H&M as well as being named GQ UK’s woman of the year. How this bobblehead has managed to extend her 15 minutes is well beyond me, but I must admit I’m impressed with her management.
Her new commercial for the bargain-priced hipster clothier tips a cap to David Lynch, as it features a lethargic Del Ray crooning ‘Blue Velvet’ and an angry midget thrown in for good measure. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a big admirer of the master director, but referencing ‘Twin Peaks’ to appear artsy is more than a tad out of touch. The expiration date’s way long past due as far as the weirdness factor is concerned. Besides, watching an episode of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is far more surreal and exponentially more disturbing.
What is it with this Del Rey chick anyway? Is she a singer, a model a wannabe actress? I suppose these distinctions no longer matter nowadays. For the time being she’s achieved her goal – fame…fame at all costs for little Lizzy Grant.
Physically she reminds me of a young Karen Black. She’s got that same cross-eyed, dazed and confused look about her. Of course Black actually had some acting ability; Del Rey just seems to be another dead trout hurled upon the bow of our social consciousness by a rich daddy and a savvy management team.
I suppose the fact that she’s not a completely insufferable Kardashian level cipher makes her a veritable artiste by today’s standards.