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Miley, Go Back to School
Time, by Camille Paglia

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Posted By:pineledger, 8/28/2013 4:46:38 AM

“Disgusting!” “Raunchy!” “Desperate!” So went the scathing reviews that poured in after once wholesome Disney star Miley Cyrus’ recent bizarre performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Snip) But the real scandal was how atrocious Cyrus’ performance was in artistic terms. She was clumsy, flat-footed and cringingly unsexy, an effect heightened by her manic grin. How could American pop have gotten this bad? Sex has been a crucial component of the entertainment industry since the seductive vamps of silent film and the bawdy big mamas of roadhouse blues. Elvis Presley, James Brown and Mick Jagger brought sizzling heat to rock,

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CP goes on to compare Cyrus´ "performance" with that of "the young Madonna." You may not agree with her, but Paglia´s opinions are always thought-provoking.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/28/2013 5:17:24 AM     (No. 9494775)

CP is thought provoking. I may not agree with her, but she is no air-head like most commentators on pop culture.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 8/28/2013 5:24:33 AM     (No. 9494782)

I didn´t see the "performance" but I did see the pictures and all I thought was....SKANK! Billy Ray must be so proud.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/28/2013 5:34:29 AM     (No. 9494787)

The left has hated Miley Cyrus for many years because she was a positive role model for young girls as Hannah Montana. Just because that role has exited,doesn´t mean they hate her any less.

I didn´t see her whole performance,just a couple clips and I didn´t see any big deal. Beyonce,Madonna and Gaga can do whatever they want on stage and not a peep from the left. Now it´s pile on time for Miley.

I mean,I don´t approve Miley´s turn for the worse as a musical peformer but she could be doing this as a way to gain acceptance by the hedonistic left.

If J-lo did the same thing as Miley,she would have been retweeted 5 million times with accolades.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/28/2013 6:20:57 AM     (No. 9494807)

Anyone know how many singles Miley picked up from the front row patrons?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 8/28/2013 6:44:48 AM     (No. 9494831)

We now will be previewed with "Chelsea" Manning´s new sports wear. I look for a similar segment on "America´s Next Top Model". Tyra Banks´ show has moved into the dregs of angry gay taste. Unwatchable.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 8/28/2013 6:58:18 AM     (No. 9494844)

Miley is the next candidate for the "27" club, and Beiber isn´t far behind her



("27" club = stars that died when they attained 27 years of age)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/28/2013 7:42:17 AM     (No. 9494903)

The point of Paglia´s article -- admittedly, less developed and exciting than the articles she used to do for Slate, etc. -- is that even for what it was, Miley´s performance wasn´t that terrific. I don´t think it´s easy to pigeonhole Paglia as a leftist. If you read her last book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars , I don´t think there is much evidence that she is really a liberal.

Form and formalism and the progression of those things through history mean a great deal to her, which is why she finds Miley in such desperate need of more education. And that is not being an intellectual snob.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/28/2013 8:03:35 AM     (No. 9494933)

Any commentator who thinks Madonna can dance or sing cannot see or hear. Regrettably, that includes Paglia, who has a soft spot in her head where Madonna is concerned. Miley Cyrus is to our time what Madonna was to hers: A pathological narcissistic attempting to conceal marginal talent behind desperate acts of amoral provocation. Some women will do anything for attention.

If we let them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shamus, 8/28/2013 8:24:04 AM     (No. 9494976)

Miley Cyrus is a twerky little freak. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 8/28/2013 8:31:45 AM     (No. 9494994)

Miley´s education has come from Hollywood. Her performance the other night was the result. I have seen clips and it is disgusting. It looks like pornography to me. I am surprised that it was allowed on TV but I shouldn´t be. Celebrities have been taking it all off more and more and pushing the edge of decency. These freaks are "educating" our youth, and then we wonder why our young people are getting into so much trouble. THe sad thing is that these young celebrities think their own worth is measured by their boobs and legs. As a result, the rehab centers are filled and making millions off of their demons. Why doesn´t Michele Obama speak out about it? Oh, that wouldn´t be PC. She loves the celebrities so much and wants to be one of them the rest of her life.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Gram77, 8/28/2013 8:44:13 AM     (No. 9495019)

I poked around on my computer and found plenty of shots of her performance. Frankly, her behavior put the famous wardrobe malfunction way way to the back of the line!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/28/2013 9:12:38 AM     (No. 9495079)

I think Miley is indeed desperate. Desperate to break from the Disney mold and prove she´s all grown up. But all this performance did was prove that she´s still quite immature because a mature woman does not feel the need to broadcast her sexuality, does not have to advertise any promiscuity, and does not have this sick need for attention.

Miley does not need money - Hannah Montana earned her nearly $l Billion - so she´s just trying to be relevant. Shame on MTV for airing this filth, they knew exactly what her act was before it aired.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: toddh, 8/28/2013 9:53:37 AM     (No. 9495177)

She can go to school and learn to be a real slut.

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