Lana Del Rey plays lesbian in new music video

Sultry singer plays grief stricken lover to Hollywood actress Jaime King in clip for Summertime Sadness

Lana Del Rey plays lesbian in new music video
22 July 2012

Sultry singer Lana Del Rey plays Hollywood actress Jaime King’s lesbian lover in her new music video ‘Summertime Sadness’.

The video cuts together happy scenes between the pair, as well as moments of turmoil.

Directed by King’s husband Kyle Newman, the music clip is filmed in sepia tones similar to many of Del Rey’s previous videos.

The last third of the video features both grief stricken lovers falling in slow motion off a bridge, suicidal after realizing their relationship is doomed.

As she falls into smoke, Del Rey sings: ‘I just wanted you to know, that baby you were the best.’

Del Rey shot to fame last year when she released her debut single Video Games which topped several lists of the best singles of 2011.

Summertime Sadness is the fifth song to receive a video from her second album Born To Die, although it is unknown whether it will be the next single.

The ‘National Anthem’ singer was recently announced as the next face of H&M, where she will record an exclusive cover of ‘Blue Velvet’ for the retailer’s website.

"Born to Die" debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and reached No 1 in the United Kingdom, France and Australia.

Check out the video here:



No thumbnail available

President Obama releases proclamation on World AIDS Day

In a proclamation for World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama notes his signature legislation requires HIV testing to be covered without out-of-pocket costs
No thumbnail available

A-list star helps gay man propose to his boyfriend

Gay man hoped to have Patrick Stewart help him face the final frontier of marriage, but he couldn't make it. Thankfully his BFF was able to step in...
No thumbnail available

Watch: Sia performs with New York City Gay Men’s Choir

The Australian singer performed her hit song ‘Chandelier’ alongside the choir, who sang while wearing Sia-style blonde wigs 
No thumbnail available

Art heist: Eight pieces stolen at gay event in London

Two artists have been left 'devastated' after work valued at £6000 was stolen by three men who posed as volunteers
No thumbnail available

Jennifer Hudson will debut on Broadway in The Color Purple

The production is a revival of a 2005 musical originally produced by Oprah Winfrey
No thumbnail available

Melbourne gay night club will ban patrons for life if found with meth or GHB

Popular Melbourne, Australia gay club night Poof Doof is banning patrons who bring crystal methamphetamine and GHB into the club for life, and those placed on the banned list won’t be able to get into more than 100 other venues
No thumbnail available

Iceland to cut ties with Russia over ‘gay propaganda’ law

Reykjavik mayor says he does not want to share political and cultural ties with Moscow, a capital that disregards the rights of LGBT people
No thumbnail available

Zach Wahls talks to Democratic National Convention about his two moms

'I think every child deserves a family as loving and committed as mine'
No thumbnail available

Rome recognizes gay civil unions

Mayor hopes the capital's example will lead to full marriage equality
No thumbnail available

8-year-old girl writes to Australian PM every day this week to make him legalize gay marriage

The 8-year-old niece of a gay couple who are the subject of a new reality show has threatened to write to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott every day this week if he does not legalize same-sex marriage