MARILYN MANSON AND SHIA LABEOUF NOW COMPETING TO SEE WHO CAN BE A BIGGER PUTZ
Marilyn Manson and Shia LaBeouf have released “Born Villain,” the LaBeouf-directed video for the title track from Manson’s new album, which also may or may not somehow relate to the documentary of the same title that LaBeouf made about the making of that album and L.A. street art. ‘Cause, y’know, nothing screams “L.A. street art” like Marilyn Manson in a recording studio. (The video is NSFW, of course, because Manson still thinks he can shock people into liking him, even though no one over the age of fetus would ever find this shocking. And, really, there’s nothing offensive in here, besides the terrible song.)
ANYWAY, the video. It is, of course, a work of pretentious douchechillery like no other. Manson often attempts to seem smart and profound by making obvious references to works of art that any ninth grader would be familiar with, and now he’s got LaBeouf doing the same thing — the Disturbia star tells MTV that “The song has all these references to ‘Macbeth’ and all this Shakespeare and heavy theology, so we tried to make Manson’s ‘Un Chien Andalou’ macabre ‘Macbeth.’” Which is fucking irritating, for the following reasons:
- Manson actually gets the quote from Macbeth wrong, which is amazing given that it’s SUCH a fucking cliché.
- Macbeth has nothing to do with Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s historic film, Un Chien Andalou.
- LaBeouf makes no effort whatsoever to explain how Macbeth and Andalou might be related; he just drops their names to look intelligent.
- “We tried to make Manson’s Un Chien Andalou macabre Macbeth” is not an English sentence.
So, yeah, good job, smarty pants. Maybe you should have finished school instead of being in a bunch of horrible movies.
And just because fuck it, here’s Un Chien Andalou if you’ve never seen it before. It’s at least ten billion times cooler than LaBeouf’s piece of shit music video.
[via Metal Injection]