Here is my second post of the 2013 VMA nominees. It’s Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” and honestly, I have been meaning to post this for a while. It’s been the subject of some controversy as it re-imagines American history during 1960’S America including the JFK assassination. Lana Del Rey and ASAP Rocky play the first couple in the white house with a cabinet of misfits and an inter-racial brood. Lana plays a Marilyn and Jackie-O type. Anthony Mandler, the director, addressed the videos subject matter in an interview with Forbes recently. He talks about creating “event videos” and what makes them memorable. It’s up for Best Art Direction.