Unreleased Footage From 2012 Marilyn Manson Music Video, Showing Eli Roth Raping Lana Del Rey, Leaks Online

Back in 2012, Marilyn Manson filmed a music video for his song “No Reflection,” which included a scene in which “Hostel” director Eli Roth pins down singer Lana del Rey and rapes her. The scene was cut from the final video, but there have been whispers online about the original footage ever since. Eli Roth even commented on the disturbing scene when he sat down with Larry King in October 2013, saying, “The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year.” And now that footage has leaked online, as part of a reel for Sturmgruppe, a Los Angeles-based digital art group that’s worked with Manson.

Obviously, Manson has made a career out of being “shocking,” while Roth makes some of the most grotesque horror movies out there, but regardless of whether this is “typical” for them, I’m still revolted each and every time sexual assault is used in such a gratuitous manner. What is the point? What does this have to do with the song or the narrative of the video? I’m guessing not a lot, since it was thankfully cut, but I’m still wondering why it was shot in the first place (not to mention why del Rey participated). [Spin]