A Grotesque Evening with Marilyn Manson

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A Grotesque Evening with Marilyn Manson
A Grotesque Evening with Marilyn Manson cover
Video by Marilyn Manson
Released 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Documentary
Length 53:51
Label Nothing, Interscope
Director Marilyn Manson
Producer Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson video chronology
"A Grotesque Evening with Marilyn Manson"
Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows (2004)

"A Grotesque Evening with Marilyn Manson" is a promotional film which documents Marilyn Manson's activities during the lead-up to the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque. It was released exclusively in Mexico on DVD and VHS, it was not sold in stores, it was given away as a promotional item by Mexican radio station RADIOACTIVO and is now out of print.


The documentary opens in Marilyn Manson's first art exhibition as we are taken through the paintings on display and Manson talks about his motivations and reasons for creating them, then goes aside to give an interview.

We then cut to a concert in Berlin where Manson premiers the music video for "mOBSCENE" to the audience. After the video's completion, Dita Von Teese comes out to perform an extended version of the martini routine that she performs in the "mOBSCENE" video. The documentary then cuts away to an interview with Dita before coming back to the concert hall where Manson and two female pianists put on an acoustic show. The show opens with "The Dope Show", followed by a cover of The Doors's "Alabama Song" and closes with "The Golden Age of Grotesque".

The film then cuts to a club where Manson is throwing a release party in honor of The Golden Age of Grotesque and "Tainted Love" plays in the background as women in blackface and Mickey Mouse ears dance. The documentary closes with another interview.

Cover Blurb[edit]

translated from Spanish

"A Grotesque Evening With Marilyn Manson" is a journey through Marilyn Manson's 
work as a painter. More than 40 paintings created between 1997 and 2003 using 
materials like children's paints and watercolor paint used in the 20s 
to retouch corpses.

"I started doing this for myself and I would paint portraits for my friends 
as gifts and I'm probably a better painter than a singer, in some people's opinion"
M. Manson