Rolling Stone cover star The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) is a Toronto-based R&B sensation whose latest album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is currently tearing up the charts.
Weekend at Bernie’s is a 1989 romp about two entry-level insurance agents who spend a wild and crazy Hamptons weekend parading around their boss’ fresh corpse and pretending that he’s still alive.
On the surface, these two things may not seem to have much in common, but dig a little deeper and the truths are as hard to ignore as the dead body of a crooked CEO. The Weeknd sings about drugs; the titular star of this wacky corpse-comedy does them, or rather did them, which is how he ends up in the somewhat unresponsive state we find him in. The Weeknd can’t feel his face (but he loves it). Bernie can’t feel his anything (because he’s dead).
So we’ve cut together footage from the groundbreaking R&B musician’s videos with scenes from the classic Eighties film — we call it “Weeknd at Bernie’s.” Enjoy.