Whether you listen to his music or not, you have to give Marilyn Manson credit for consistently releasing cinematic videos that are visually appealing with a heavy dose of insanity. The artist's latest video for "Tattooed In Reverse" is one that definitely shouldn't be watched on a big screen at work.
Directed by Bill Yukich, it stars Glo Taylorr as the unfortunate patient who gets prodded, abused and f-cked with at a very demented hospital. Of course, Manson himself is helping to run the madhouse despite being bound to a wheelchair. Friends Courtney Love and Lisa Marie Presley making cameos as assistant nurses. The patient is held against her will in the beginning, but after surgery she transformed into a deranged being and appears to have wild sex on the surgical table. Yeah, this one is not for the faint of heart!
If you're a fan of American Horror Story like myself, certain points of the "Tattooed In Reverse" will bring memories of seasons like Asylum and Cult. The hospital scenes are reminiscent of Lana Winters being taken advantage of with electroshock therapy, while the faceless mob scenes are coincidentally similar to Cult's creepy clown sequences. It's a wonder that Ryan Murphy didn't have a hand in creating this video.
Love and Manson's friendship is a complicated, with the two rockers often sparring in the press. But they've seemed to have officially ended the beef. "We never really had a falling out. We've always been weird with each other, because she's slept with pretty much every one of my friends, supposedly," Manson told Esquire in 2015. Not me, though. She, one time, told me she was mad at me because I didn't want to fuck her and I was smarter than her. I said, 'Well, you kind of proved your own point right there on that one.'"
Manson's 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down, dropped on Oct. 6. Along with "Tattooed In Reverse," it features singles like "KILL4ME," "SAY10" (both videos starred Johnny Depp) and "We Know Where You Fucking Live." Next, take it back to 2009 where Marilyn Manson reflects on his "awkward breakup" with ex-bassist Twiggy in this classic interview: