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As a Twitter follower of Ryan Seacrest (maybe slightly embarrassing to admit), I noticed today that he posted a link to the new Miley Cyrus music video “Can’t Be Tamed”.  Although not an avid fan of Miley, I couldn’t help but be tempted by what this video could possibly be like.  If you haven’t noticed, as the years go on, more of Miley’s clothes come off.  I suppose it’s a natural progression for any young pop star, and there are very few female pop stars (who are actually successful) who haven’t progressively gotten a little (or a lot) sluttier as they matured.  I was definitely surprised when I saw Miley’s “Party in the USA video”—especially when she was ‘moving her hips like yeah’.  Needless to say, a handful of my guy friends are counting down the days until Miley’s legal. Ew.

Anyways, back to the new Miley video.  Did the trend continue? Yes.   Before seeing this video I had a certain vision of Miley—country girl, a little flirty, and I guess I’d say original enough.  Sad to say that in this new video, Miley has gone from girl-next-door to girl…in a cage?  Please watch the video, and come back.

Does anyone see a hint of Britney Spears in this video?  To me, it is almost the exact same song as “Piece of Me” with that ‘stick it to you’ kind of attitude.  Mix that in with some weird Lady GaGa-esque fashion statements, and I think Miley has lost it.  Unlike her past songs (maybe annoying, but definitely catchy), this song is anything but catchy and just plain unoriginal.

In her video interview with Ryan Seacrest, Miley explains the true premise of the music video.  “The video is not about being sexy or who can wear less clothes,” she states.  “That’s what I feel like every other video is about and that’s not what I wanted this video to be about.”  Hmmm, insightful.  If it’s not about you wearing a dominatrix-looking bird outfit, Miley, than what is it about? “It’s about explaining the song and living the lyrics, instead of being like ‘this is just about me,’” Miley continued.  Apparently we are supposed to relate to this video.  Okay, so maybe someone could relate to these lyrics, but the video? I’m thinking…no.  There is no correlation between the video and lyrics besides the horrible metaphorical message of her ‘breaking out of her cage.’  You didn’t actually need to be in a cage for the video, Miley.  I think we got it.  Sadly, however, I’m sure this song will be overplayed on the radio and the video will hit number one on whatever is the present-day, post-cancelation equivalent to the MTV TRL charts.

Also, as a Twitter follower of Ryan Seacrest (maybe slightly embarrassing to admit), I noticed today that he posted a link to the new Miley Cyrus music video “Can’t Be Tamed”. Although not the most avid fan of Miley, I couldn’t help but be tempted by what this video could possibly be like. If you haven’t noticed, as the years go on, more of Miley’s clothes come off. I suppose it’s a natural progression for any young pop star, and there are very few female pop stars (who are actually successful) who haven’t progressively gotten a little (or a lot) sluttier as they matured.

If Miley continues at this rate she will have her very own private rehabilitation program waiting for her; just like her predecessors. I was definitely surprised when I saw Miley’s “Party in the USA video”—especially when she was ‘moving her hips like yeah’. Needless to say, a handful of my guy friends are counting down the days until Miley’s legal. Ew.

All in all, I do not see Miley in this video at all.  It’s a mere lackluster mash-up of Britney and Lady Gaga.  Perhaps you ‘can’t be tamed’, Miley, but have you been molded into exactly what the music industry wants.  Let’s just say I’m noddin’ my head like yeah.

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