“It wasn’t in a skanky way.”
After seeing all the hubbub over the Vanity Fair photospread featuring Miley Cyrus, I meant to post this last night. One of the concerns seems to be that “maturity” and sexual awareness keeps shifting to a younger generation. I’ve only seen one of the photos and it certainly looks more artsy, as one comes to expect from Leibovitz, and not lewd or whatever people are calling it.
While I was riding home on the metro, I saw a teen couple get on the car, the guy sat down and gave a macho smack to the seat next to him, indicating that his girl should sit down. She remained standing, giving him an almost playful look. He reached out and grabbed her coat and yanked her down towards him until she was seated too. It looked a bit more than forceful than playful, but clearly she wasn’t concerned. And hey, maybe she just likes it rough. I did have to laugh though because the guy was trying so hard to keep his thug face on, but he was holding a bag from Sweet Factory and eating gummi bears. Not the epitome of macho.
As the train reached my stop, I got up and noticed a very young girl standing by the door in the manner that says, “I’m not getting off the train anytime soon, but I’ll be damned if I’m getting out of the way for anyone that’s entering or exiting the car.” I might have guessed her to be 12 or 13? On her belt was a novelty keychain reading, “I wasn’t born a bitch. Men like you made me this way.”
I just think there are more important things to worry about than whether Miley Cyrus is starting to enter a Dana Plato phase.
PS: It’s ok to think Doctor Who is gay, says David Tennant — not that we needed permission, but thanks!