Lara Stone... Cult Leader?

Associate Digital Features Editor

Lara Stone has a tendency to inspire hero worship, so perhaps it's fitting that her latest role is heading up a commune. Not in real life, of course, but in the Black Keys' new video for "Weight Of Love"—a gorgeous, 7-minute piece directed by photographer and Rolling Stone scion Theo Wenner.

In the video, Stone leads a gaggle of women clad in white (and intermittently topless, so this may be NSFW), including fellow models Lily McMenamy and Camille Rowe. The group does coordinated calisthenics in an open field, braids one anothers hair in a spooky, candlelit room and watches a religious infomercial of Keys singer Dan Auerbach imploring them to "Donate Now!"

There's a lot going on here (in a good way!) but here are things came to mind when I watched the video:

1. Preserve (maybe it's the hounds, maybe it's the hay bales—whatever it is, Blake Lively would love this)
2. Dazed & Confused ("Fry like bacon!")
3. The video for the Dirty Projectors' "Stillness is the Move" (a personal favorite, so props to Wenner on that)
4. Tai-Chi ladies in the park (you know the ones)
5. Andrew Keegan from 10 Things I Hate About You (in case you haven't heard the news, he started his own religion)

Give "Weight Of Love" a watch for yourself below:

Weight of Love from Theo Wenner on Vimeo.

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