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Billie Eilish 'All The Good Girls Go To Hell' by Rich Lee

Ned Botwood - 16th Sept 2019

Billie Eilish is a choking fallen angel in this oily creature feature, directed by Rich Lee. This part-sequel to Bury a Friend feels like the spiritual culmination of the various themes and motifs that circulate in Eilish’s artistry: the use of the abject, the gallows humour, the black viscera, and the burdensome injustices handed to the youth.

It is testament to Eilish - the salience of her mythology and her unshakeable fanbase - that this single and video are even allowed to exist. Gyrating in front of a crucifix may have done Madonna more good than bad in 1988. But conventional wisdom tends to decree that, if you have the profile, and you’re itching to piss off American Christians, do it gently. And with enough cynicism to give yourself some plausible deniability. But thanks to this eagerly macabre video, and a couple of choice lyrics (“even God herself … will want the Devil on her team”), the young star has developed a reputation as a Satan worshipper.

But Eilish’s stunt mangling of Christian symbolism belies a more urgent message. Timed to coincide with the 2019 Climate Action Summit, the video is an environmental call to arms. This hellish vision of the future alludes to both oil spills and the 2018 California Wildfires.

This is Rich Lee’s second monster movie released this month. Eilish’s shuffling angel is a cousin of Lana Del Rey’s vengeful giantess in Doin’ Time. The two videos share a similar crew, including Christopher Probst, ASC and Production Designer Brandon Mendez. The pyro, wings and oil were all achieved using partially practical effects.

Ned Botwood - 16th Sept 2019


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Rich Leee
Michael Angelos
Production Company
Drive Studios
Executive Producer
Justin Diener


Director of Photography
Christopher Probst
Ari Robbins


Dennis Ivarsson
Key Grip
Kaiyoti Pesante


Production designer
Brandon Mendez


Stylist (Artist)
Samantha Burkhart
Tammy Yi
Make-up (Artist)
Rob Rumsey


Grant Surmi


Christopher Probst


VFX Supervisor
Rich Lee
Post production company
Exile Edit
Post Producer
Michael Shores


Set Decorator
Christian Corio
Robbie Duncan
Edit Assistant
Dustin Zimmerman

Other credits

Set Dresser

Jevon Dismuke

Wing Fabrication

Lelan Berner

Contact Lens Tech

Brittani McNeal

Water Feature

Craig Rosales


Rene Diamante

Makeup FX

Hanny Eisen

VFX Team

Louise Lee, Anika Morris, Jean Delauney, Casey Benn, Clark Jackson, Sean Struble, Ben Thronburgh

Flame Artists

Chris Moore, Chris deChristo

Sound Mix

Sound Brigade

Ned Botwood - 16th Sept 2019

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