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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

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // December 2, 2013

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.