Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Miley Cyrus contributes to our cultural enlightenment.



The video is pretty self-explanatory, except for what she is doing with her tongue. What is that? She looks like a lizard. The little hair things on her head suggest horns, indicating that she is a devilish young thing. And I guess she is. Frankly, I admire anyone who is prepared to appear before millions of viewers wearing only whatever it is she is wearing -- a "plastic bikini" I guess. Not very practical but at least waterproof. Ratings indicate she has achieved great penetration with this act; even I am forced to recognize it. For all that it is overtly sexual, I find it oddly uncompelling. And not just because one wonders what her Mom and Dad must think -- for all we know they may be frightful stage parents. For one thing, she can't dance worth a darn. Her movements seem artificial in a way I don't think is intentional. Perhaps twerking does not come to her naturally.

I guess this is what I'm missing by not living in LA.

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Spastic, yet robotic. She can sing well either.

Leave it to this generation to make sex boring.

Posted by: titan | Aug 28, 2013 1:22:31 PM

You're darned right that she can't dance worth a lick. I watched most of this dreadful piece of dreck--and my first reaction when she came out and tried to dance was that her effort was pathetic. Things went down hill from there. I think she's 20 now, but waaay back in the day when I was young and stupid, I'd cross the border with other college students and go to Tijuana.

This was all pre topless and bottomless bars in the States--and the real attraction was you could drink beer there when you were 18 or so. But I will say that Miley would not have made the cut amongst the dancers at the old Blue Fox and Convoy Clubs. She's barely pretty enough--and those girls knew how to dance--and she doesn't.

Posted by: Comanche Voter | Aug 28, 2013 3:04:12 PM

It's mostly a class issue. New York alternative artists like Lady Gaga and Black hiphop performers like Beyoncé have been doing this sort of thing on television for years now. But Miley Cyrus is the daughter of a country singer, and starred in a Disney kids' show, so that puts her squarely in red-state, blue-collar, heartland territory. The right to imitate underclass mores is reserved for people who can plausibly pass for authentic underclass, or for slumming upper-middle class "artists". The middle class is denied such privileges.

An analogy that comes to mind is Paula Jones: the sexual harassment lawsuit is a weapon reserved for upper-middle class professionals and unions represented by upper-middle class professionals, to be directed at evil corporations--and an individual working-class woman who tries it out on a hero among upper-middle class professionals is quickly reminded of the perils of acting above one's station in life...

Posted by: Dan Simon | Aug 28, 2013 3:40:41 PM