Best thing I’ve read today? From MTV’s synopsis of the video for “Can’t Be Tamed,” the new single from Miley Cyrus:
A museum curator introduces “a creature so rare it was believed to be extinct” to a crowd of posh attendees, announcing that “in captivity for the first time, the rarest creature on Earth, Avis Cyrus.”
Cue the reveal of Cyrus in a giant cage, dressed in a skimpy black outfit replete with feathers and CGI wings. Someone snaps a photo, and she is startled and shields herself with the wings, causing the guests to become uncomfortable. Then the music starts thumping, and Cyrus and her dancers make their way out of the cage, shattering exhibits as they go. After rolling around in peacock feathers and getting up close and personal with some of her dancers, the video ends with Cyrus back in her cage with the museum empty and trashed.
In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Cyrus said, “The reason I loved doing this video is because I wanted it to be something different for a female artist.” You know, a caged, barely clothed teenager who acts out when her picture is taken. That is totally brand new. The video, god help us, is after the jump.