Shia LaBeouf Directs A Documentary For Marilyn Manson
There are plenty of weird collaborations that are made within the realm of entertainment industry. It’s not a surprise considering the industry is filled to the brim with eccentric individuals. Sometimes these collaborations go south, or other times they flourish into a full blown tapestry of praise and awards. When artists try to produce work they sometimes stumble upon an interesting opportunity and take advantage of what fate imparted on them. This is one of those opportunities, and this is weird. Transformers star Shia LaBeouf is set to direct a documentary for Marilyn Manson about his new album and the recording process. This is not the actor's first stint as a filmmaker, just a few months ago he directed Kid Cudi’s music video for his song ”Marijuana”.
LaBeouf has all the credentials to make this documentary as unique as the subject he’s filming. His music video for Kid Cudi was filmed in documentarian style; so, that should help on this new effort. He’s also helmed the music video for rapper Cage's “I Never Knew You.” Spin Magazine cataloged LaBeouf’s appearance on the Today Show last week, where he talked about his encounter with the eccentric artist. This is what he hds to say about his time with Marilyn Manson:
He's an eccentric human being. He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store. There are no lights in the room. And there are these big metal doors and he opens the door and he's in a kimono, a big pink kimono. It's sort of like a lair. No lights, so you have to use your cell phone to guide you around. We sat and watched movies for a while and talked about what kind of visuals he wanted on his album. Which are all really eccentric ideas. All things I can't really say out loud because this is morning television.
It doesn’t surprise me at all what LaBeouf had to say about the rocker Manson. The guy is known for doing some fairly fucked up stuff; so, if he wants to live like he’s in a cave with no light and wear a pink Kimono, it only solidifies my thoughts of him further. Nonetheless, he’s also a very fascinating person who is beyond words odd, and though this is an interesting combination there are plenty of reasons why working with Manson is a great idea. If there is anybody who can make a documentary so that audiences get a glimpse into the world of this weirdo, it’ll be Shia LaBeouf who can pull it off.