Watch Marilyn Manson Play A Native American Hitman In The Chilling Trailer For ‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’
Demonic Goth God Marilyn Manson has emerged from the depths of Hell, a.k.a celebrity rehab, to revive his ’90s relevancy with the new indie film “Let Me Make You a Martyr.”
Set to coincide with his new album, the film features Manson as a bible-thumping, Native American hitman assigned to kill a client’s son who falls in love with his stepsister. The casting initially came under fire by critics for being “racially insensitive,” though Manson has since responded with the following statement in Rolling Stone:
“I am part Indian. I really didn’t have to change too much about myself physically. I already had just shaved my hair to a Mohawk and it’s black already, so without being stereotypical, that seems like the character would have that if he was part Indian. I think originally they had envisioned someone with long black hair.”
Written and directed by indie newcomers John Swab and Corey Asraf, “Let Me Make You a Martyr” also stars Sons of Anarchy‘s Mark Boone. The project was funded through Kickstarter and shot against the desecrated rural landscapes of Tulsa, Okla.
“I just had to observe the level of poverty and, I guess, white trash element to the story,” Manson said. “The house where my character lives, sort of on a swamp on a reservation, looked like a combination between “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Apocalypse Now.”. It was pretty epic. Just seeing that, I knew where to go.”
Manson has previously played a deranged club kid in the cult classic Party Monster alongside deranged club kid Macaulay Culkin. Additional forays into film include embodying an amoral surgeon in Salem and single-handedly making the Matrix soundtracks tolerable.
“Let Me Make You a Martyr” will be available to stream on VOD services June 6. To tide you all over until then, here’s the famous video of Marilyn Manson explaining to Bill O’Reilly why it’s OK to perform sex acts onstage at live shows.
Davis Richardson is a writer whose work has appeared in VICE, Nylon Magazine, The Daily Caller, and WIRED. Follow him on Twitter.