Oh dear. Comedian and improv performer Holly Laurent, of the famed Chicago comedy training camp Second City, (it’s like the Capital Training Center but for LOLs) went and made a Lana Del Rey x “The Hunger Games” parody/mashup video. And it’s every bit as good as I realized it would be once I watched it and realized it desperately needed to be made. (Also, it’s so much zeitgeist contained in just one thing that I think there was a blip in the pop culture continuum and that somehow just caused Willow Smith’s hair to instantly grow back.)
From the Super 8-ish retro-fetishistic vintage B roll to the perfectly timed shot of Peeta looking pensively out the train window and Katniss volunteering as tribute (that’s so not a spoiler — it’s like on page two), to Laurent’s hilariously half-assed attempt at Lana Del Rey’s hair (which somehow became a Snooki poof), it’s all even better than a hot bowl of lamb stew.
Standout lines: “Panem is a place that’s fake but true” and “Winning’s all I think of.”
+ Watch “Lana Del Rey’s ‘Hunger Games” video (some NSFW language), and remember — the pocket watch IS MORE THAN JUST A POCKET WATCH!
Photo credit: “The Hunger Games”: Murray Close/ Lionsgate Entertainment, Lana Del Rey: Nicole Nodland