Will we get to see the real Miley or will it just be more twerking and tongue-pulling?
After Miley Cyrus' interview in the October issue of Rolling Stone was released online, the world saw a different side to the latest pop sensation with her wild attitude and outlandish dance moves. Sure, she was still pretty off-the-wall with her skydiving, all night parties and tattoos but rays of wisdom and an industry shrewdness permeated through her twerking public image and painted a 20 year-old star wiser than her years yet loving the spotlight last month's MTV VMAs afforded her.
Miley's Recent Media Spotlight Will Be Documented In Miley: The Movement.
Cyrus' performance at the awards ceremony and her subsequent raunchy music videos and performances have landed the former Disney star a whole lot of scorn and bad press, to the extent that British Prime Minister David Cameron has branded the singer as "a bad influence." Miley has admitted that she didn't expect the reaction to be so strong, though has openly questioned why the same spotlight hasn't been cast upon her co-performer, Robin Thicke.
A potentially misunderstood star under constant media scrutiny; it was high time for a bare-all Miley documentary. But will Miley: The Movement really be bare-all? Billboard notes the absence of Miley's country singer father, Billy Ray, as well as her on/off, once-fiancé, Liam Hemsworth: both hot topics in the star's life right now. Billy Ray has openly supported his daughter through her re-invention despite former disapproval, but Hemsworth was reportedly so disturbed by Cyrus' antics of late that their engagement quickly unravelled.
With these two key factors strangely missing, how deep below the surface of Miley's life will it be possible to get? The VMAs performance is of course featured, and we're given a glimpse of the star's pre-show meltdown as her grand entrance on to the red carpet misfired. Her car arrives at the wrong entry point and upon the suggestion of a reverse, Miley yells "I'm not gonna back the f**k up and start over!"
Though initially daunted by the intense and drawn-out reaction to her raunchy routine, Miley's comfortable with the press it has brought her, saying "Madonna's done it, Britney's done it: you might as well make [people] talk for two weeks instead of two seconds."
"You could have watched that performance at the VMAs and think it was a hot mess, but it was a strategic hot mess," she states, revealing a more calculating side to the performer than one who just likes to make a lot of noise for the hell of it.
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Miley's departure from her rosy-cheeked, wide-eyed Hannah Montana character was one many of her fans found hard to stomach. With that process virtually complete, Miley looks back upon her Disney days. She admits that after the constant styling from TV bosses on her former show, she's adamant all her further career moves have to come from within: "It has to be fully me and all my creative vision behind it," says Cyrus, "or else, I don't want to do it."
A focal point of the documentary and one that Cyrus talked about with great pride in her Rolling Stone feature, is the support towards her VMAs performance and current image from fellow artists. Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Lil Kim have all spoken out in favour of the modern Miley and Pharrell and Kanye have been particular rocks during her ascent to mega-fame this year, encouraging her to make bold decisions.
"Her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, her godmother is Dolly Parton, and she grew up in the era when kids listen to hip-hop," Pharrell explains. "People ask, 'Why is she twerking? Why is she doing this? Because she's a by-product of America."
Miley: The Movement will air on Wednesday night.
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