Lana Del Rey Makes Elvis’ Temperature Rise in New ‘Tropico’ Teaser
'Born to Die' singer quotes Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" as short film release approaches
Some say “Burning Love” is an Elvis Presley song — and, well, they’re right — but its mix of Lord-Almighty religious imagery and infernal lust suits Lana Del Rey just fine in her latest Tropico teaser. Previous trailers for the Born to Die singer’s December 5 short film have given us doppelgangers for John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Jesus Christ. In a 60-second promo released over the weekend, an Elvis lookalike drawls about feeling “my temperature rising” to start a clip that’s heavy on T&A.
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,” Del Rey whispers, quoting Allen Ginsberg’s classic Beat poem “Howl.” Surely there’s a way she could bring Phosphorescent’s love-isn’t-burning-it’s-fading “Song for Zula” into this.