Monday, August 26, 2013

Save Miley? She hardly needs saving.

Photo from Miley Cyrus' Facebook page
I saw Miley Cyrus' performance on the Video Music Awards* last night and while everyone else thinks the girl's either lost it or flopped horribly I think she did exactly what she expected to do: be ridiculous. Her whole thing right now is "just be Miley" and Miley is still a kooky teenager. I'm not convinced she was trying to push any boundaries last night; I'm pretty sure she just wanted to be goofy and succeeded.

While some of the folks sharing the stage with her were trying to be "sexy" it appears Cyrus just decided to throw that option out the window, thus making every other person on that stage look fake, plastic and practiced. Look, she completely emasculated Robin Thicke, first by taking a subservient position and making it look ridiculous and then proceeding to basically goose the guy in front of millions of viewers, and I thought that was hilarious.

On top of that, Cyrus' performance made Lady GaGa look positively staid. That takes a lot of chutzpah to pull off.

So go ahead and act shocked and mutter to yourself and that jazz, but for my money Cyrus was the only thing even close to punk and / or rock and / or roll on last night's broadcast.

*Let's even ask the existential question circling whether this show should even exist or not, given that MTV stopped playing music videos long ago.

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