Miley Cyrus’ latest video for We Can’t Stop may start with the pop star slowly reaching down to touch a music player that looks suspiciously like a vibrator that you’d find in any “adult” store, but phallic imagery aside, the other thing that you’ll find a lot of is twerking. And Miley Cyrus is twerking it hard in her new video.
Don’t know what “twerking” is? Well, if you are over a certain age, you probably don’t. But good old Wikipedia gives us a pretty damned good explanation: “Twerking is a ‘dance move that involves a person shaking their hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion, causing it to shake, ‘wobble’ and ‘jiggle.'” To “twerk” means to “dance in a sexually suggestive twisting fashion.”
But if you really want to know what twerking is, watch Miley’s very sexually suggestive video, you’ll see that a lot of young ladies are twerking and Miley joins right in!
While a lot of folks insist that the video is about drugs, we beg to differ. It is blatantly about sex. From a couple emerging from some bushes with dishevelled hair, to smoke blowing from the front of both women’s and men’s crotches; to the constant phallic imagery, it’s about sex and the enjoyment of it.
Even the lipstick applicators look like a certain type of vibrator that I’m embarrassed to admit knowing exist.
Suggestive writhing, squirming, swimming in underwear, spanking, girls twerking together and touching their own and each other’s nether regions while they do so. Miley Cyrus is twerking it hard in her new video and the implication is that she wants to twerk with you.
Miley spends a fair amount of time touching, grabbing and fondling video participants in equal measure. She appears to be saying that sex is great with whoever you want to play with. There have been questions asked before about the ex-Hannah Montana star and pop princess and her preferences in the area of sex.
This video seems to be saying that she doesn’t prefer one gender over another, she’s up for it with anyone. Grabbing a girls bottom and giving hit a squeeze and later in the video grabbing another girls breast with the same end result.
But just like the heavy twerking in the video it all appears to be about the butt. Whether Miley is shoving it up in the air in a very suggestive way or fondling someone else’s bottom its all good. She also wears clothing that leaves very little to the imagination. The material is clinging, sheer and form hugging, to the point of almost feeling like a sort of “peep show” performance.
As you watch Miley’s latest offering, you can be forgiven for thinking that you’ve blundered on some soft porn video by mistake. Miley is twerking it hard in her video, showing us just how much she enjoys participating in a “sexually suggestive twisting fashion” for the camera and for her fans. No wonder one lyric says “wanting to dance with Miley,” with that much suggested sexuality, who wouldn’t? With the apparent message of easy sex with whomever wants to partake, the video arouses almost as much as it dismays. Watch the video and see if Miley’s twerking does it for you.
By Michael Smith