So the much hyped New Miley is here (or sort of – Comcast keeps taking the video off YouTube, but you can watch it on E!’s website). Spoiler alert: she looks and sounds a leeetle like another sexpot circa “Womanizer.”
As you know, Kara, I like Miley a lot. I think “Party in the USA” is a great song, even if in interviews she has undercut it by saying she has actually never listened to a Jay-Z song. I even like her queer-theory-rich movie and her bonkers Disney show. And I think she’s been a great, fun-loving role model for tweens. All that talk about her “pole-dancing” made me crazy, because all she did was hold onto a pole so she wouldn’t fall off that ice cream truck.
ANYWAY. I even kind of like her now in crazy-serious, self-involved, “we are deeper than most people,” first-serious-grown-up-boyfriend-dourness mode (see smug joint interview). Who among us did not spend at least part of our late-teens, early twenties feeling superior to “most people”?
BUT. I find her bird hands in this video pretty silly. See if you agree.