Wonder how many takes were needed to keep her lady parts hidden while she twisted and turned.
If critics were steamed by her MTV Video Music Awards performance, they will surely be pulling their hair out over this one.
But oddly it works and is surprisingly artistic.
Miley is stripped emotionally and physically in the heart wrenching song about a crumbling relationship. The minimalist video alters between super tight shots of Miley’s face and a barren gray room with cinderblock walls that come crashing down.
When she is wearing clothes, they also leave little to the imagination. Like the cover art she released for the single, Miley is wearing white bikini pants and a cropped sleeveless top that is barely opaque, exposing the contours of her areola.
Miley mounts the wrecking ball and twists and turns as it swings back and forth. She also gets friendly with a sledge hammer, and yes, there is even more tongue action.
Photographer Terry Richardson directed the video and has also photographed the former Disney teen-queen in various racy poses.
The video actually isn’t racier than anything Rihanna or Lady Gaga have done in the past, so she breaks no new ground in that sense. But this being Miley, critics are sure to take to their high horses again.
“Wrecking Ball is the second single from Miley’s upcoming album Bangerz. Pre-order it now by clicking the link to the left.
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