sorry, can’t let this go ever apparently
“Would you do anything for me? Buy a big diamond ring for me?” (Primadonna)
“Um, do you think you’ll buy me lots of diamonds?” (National Anthem)
The same challenge/question to the suitor (who is the other end of the gaze, right? It’s a sexual challenge in both cases so if you’re not interested it’s not for you). The same three-quarter face and come-hither eyes. Both videos also have this retro vibe and destroyed color quality like an old TV. Both actually use TV footage, to really hammer it in that we’re watching. Addressing the screen, Marina plays it flirtatious, and she lets nobody else on (the primadonna prefers to solo). Lana goes the dour route as her character wistfully recalls better times through flashback.
Are the both riffing off classic lady tropes, including the famous Marilyn-originated, Madonna-visited one about precious jewels being a girl’s biffle, without any really cool smart subtext? Are they just messing with us? God, I really can’t tell.