Marilyn Manson has made a career out of creating creepy music, so it might come as a surprise to many that he has a funny side and is in fact a huge fan of the HBO series “Eastbound and Down,” starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers. Interview magazine spoke to the director of the hilarious series and learned about Manson’s obsession with the show.
“Yeah, Marilyn Manson, he’s f—ing obsessed with the show,” David Gordon Green explained. “He goes so far as to dress up like Kenny.”
“I think David’s actually frightened for Danny,” said Adam Bhala Lough, who is directing Manson in the flick “Splatter Sisters,” due out next year. “Because Manson wants to kidnap Danny on some King of Comedy sh–. Danny should be scared.
“Whenever I see Manson, he’s repeating entire chunks of dialogue and dressed like Kenny,” Lough continued. “He just walks around dressed like this and f—s with people on the street. If a waiter or valet tells him, ‘Have a nice day,’ he’ll respond, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’ Stuff like that. He’s even dressed like this when I’m at his house watching Béatrice Dalle films and ‘Hoarders.’ ” Lough managed to get a hold of a photo of Manson out of his makeup and dressed as Kenny Powers; the photo is featured on the Interview website.
When Manson isn’t dressed up like Kenny, he’s busy going back to his darker roots for “Splatter Sisters,” a gory road-trip slasher. “His character is named Lars, the leader of a death metal band,” Lough said. “He places two beautiful, young drifter girls under mind control to commit heinous acts of murder across the West Coast.”
One of those girls happens to be his on-again, off-again fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood . “All of the slaying is for a bizarre ‘art project’ VHS tape,” Lough said. “I’m trying to capture the look and feel of the best ‘Skinemax’ flicks from my childhood. Manson says he’s going to holler at Elizabeth Berkley.”