Watch the Trailer for Let Me Make You a Martyr, Starring Marilyn Manson as a Hitman
I think it’s fair to say that, in recent years, Marilyn Manson’s acting career has become more interesting than his music career. Which isn’t to say Manson is a great thespian — he ain’t — but from Eastbound and Down to Sons of Anarchy to Salem, his resumé is impressive and diverse.
Now he can add another notch to his acting belt: Let Me Make You a Martyr, a film about a drug dealing pimp who hires a hitman to whack his adopted kids, who are also sleeping together. Manson plays the hitman, whose name is “Pope.” It sounds like exactly the kind of grim, seedy, weird, confrontational, shocking-for-the-sake-of-being-shocking movie that guys like Abel Ferrera usually make. It looks… well, it looks about as exciting as watching Manson’s make-up dry — and pretentious, to boot.
But sometimes even good movies have bad trailers! So who knows, maybe this is swell. It will debut at next month’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, so presumably we’ll get some reviews then.